Novel (Vol. 1)

Lars Petter Sveen

Five Stars
Fem stjerner

Five young people fleeing through an unknown world.

Aisha and Said are child soldiers, but manage to escape from the camp outside Mogadishu. Later they meet Isir, Aaliyah and Khadar who is also on the run. The five decide to stick together and try to make it to Europe. But how do you survive in a world where you are unwanted by all?

This is the story about those who lose all and flee to nothing, but also about hope, commitment and friendship. And of who you become when no one knows you are.

Sveen fem stjerner

“Masterful on the refugee crisis. (…) Five stars is not just timely, it has the narrative drive of a thriller.”

Dagbladet, 6 out of 6 stars

“Raw and well-written about young people fleeing … An almost explosive reading experience”.

Fædrelandsvennen, 6 out of 6 stars

“A raw and heartbreaking story told by a god-given storyteller (…) a solid and vital literary work about people in a disastrous situation.”


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