Nordkraft

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Mikkel Kristensen

Nordkraft by Jakob Ejersbo

Nordkraft written by Jakob Ejersbo in 2002, and is the author's breakthrough novel. Jacob Ejersbo received in 2003 "The golden laurel" for the book. The book was made into a film in 2005, and is also translated into German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Estonian.

Nordkraft extends over a period of 4 years and takes place in and around Aalborg pusher environment. The characters in the book occur in larger and less on the length and breadth of the various parts. The first 2 parts Junkie Dogs and he bridge is told through respectively Marie and Allan. In contrast, the 3 Part funeral, told by a number of the persons they met through the book. Here they will be able to look back and make status. The first part of the book, Junkie Dogs, deals with the 20årige Mary's ups and downs as pusherfrau with pusher Asger. The second part, the bridge is the story of Allan, who returns home from the sea after a ship fire. The book follows Alan's quest for a new life, and his struggle not to fall back to his old troubled lives. Nordkraft As I said, divided into three sections, and the first two Junkie dogs and bridge can be read independently of one another. This is possible because they are told from a single perspective. In the first two parts, it is especially of Marie’s and Alan's thoughts and feelings that are focused on. The book's final part is told by a lot of people have been encountered in the previous two parts. To understand this part must have some knowledge of the cast and their relationships. The funeral is told in the alternating points of view. In Nordkraft is because some of the characters appear in all three chapters, a number of cross-references. Cross-references are to give a very realistic picture of the environment. When you experience people in different situations, you learn gradually more and more about their personality.

The environment in the book is very cynical, tough and very...
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