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Music from a Blue Well (1960)

by Torborg Nedreaas

Series: Herdis (2)

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Set in pre-World War I Norway, this is the story of a young girl growing up in Bergen in a family that is disintegrating.

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An overwhelmingly vivid exploration of a young mind. Nedreeas dive into well-known themes in this novel; through a nuanced depiction of the "innocent" childhood, with the boundless irrationality and lively imagination it engender, she deals with universal themes such as acceptance and growth. The protagonist, Herdis, is a colourful being, and we get a great insight into both her physical and mental state. The novel radiate a distinct freshness and vitality when it focus exclusively on Herdis' mental universe, giving the reader a clear - but at the same time enigmatical - sense of her (often ambiguous) actions and thoughts. Heartfelt and sensitive. ( )
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