The Scoundrel Days of Hobo Highbrow
(English translation of Drømmer om storhet.)
Hobo Highbrow is a writer and content with life despite not having a book published in a decade. Then he loses his proofreading job and lover. What else can he do for solace but turn to art? A meeting with Paul Waaktaar-Savoy of the pop group a-ha in the street one day somehow gives him the feeling of serendipity, that he might somehow be somewhat special himself, perhaps even a genius – just like the great Waaktar-Savoy.
“Norwegian writer Pål H. Christiansen has created a wonderful grumpy hero, a tedious but friendly chap. Christiansen considers with empathy how difficult it is to find your place in the big wide world whilst the one inside takes all your attention.” Jörg Böckem in KULTURSPIEGEL
“Hobo lives in a dream state, unmindful of the life changes going on around him. But bouncing along in his perplexed fashion, he makes an enjoyably unreliable narrator, protected from the worst by his friends — and by the music of Morten Harket, Pal Waaktaar, and Magne Furuholmen.” Clea Simon in the BOSTON PHOENIX.
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