Ripped can be mean, fake or a fake, a rip-off, to be torn off. A very good value for money Adolfssons , a new novel by that name, it is a ripped off, that is, in the forgery, pass for a late-night restaurants personalgym, which will be the reason for the fact that the main character, Julia, witnessing a shooting, a dramatic event in the middle of the story, which does not really represent any turning point. Julia slips away from this experience is that she is slipping away from it most of the time.
This is a feature she shares with the narrator, She was in the Adolfssons debut, ”Kårnulf was here,” from 2004, the attention and sensitivity for their environment, but also the number. When the novel begins, it is Julia who has recently been left – out of Yara, as a person, and she has had a love affair with the rather wobbly terms, that spills over into the actual form.
the World seems to spin too fast, and she's constantly on the move.
Yara will be in Brazil, ”for three or four years and their phone conversations with each other, there is a sense that there are some gaps between how Julia is experienced in their presence, and the reality of the situation. ”You are the type of together, says, on the other hand, a friend of Julia's is the half-separation, so they really don't know.
the Combination of the attention and avoiding characterizes Adolfssons style. The Malmö, sweden and Copenhagen, as its quite a large set of characters, is portrayed with a vivid and accurate detail, at the same time, with a certain sense of urgency. At one point, " said Julia at the head of the städbolaget, where she was working, she would like to be put back to sleep, and you can understand her.
the World seems to be spinning too fast, and she's constantly on the move, but not really in any particular direction. The dialogpartierna " said Julia, often, ”But then,” she speaks hesitantly, reluctantly, as if she were pleading for the other to take a break, but life roars on, over and over.
'Ripped' can feel like a trip.
During the violent incident, which for a while believe, to frame the novel, the beginning and the end of it, it seems like she's finally going to get to be in command. Then it goes on a little bit more. For nearly all of people in the ”Ripped” is the perception of control is an illusion that will soon shatter.
In line with this one, as a kind of instructions for readers to just sit back and hang out with. ”Ripped” has the feel of a trip, and when I put the book aside for a couple of hours long I am back to the world. There is an effortless rhythm of the language, a sense of humor that often arises in the way in which people are doing the breaks when they are speaking.
There is a nod to the titelnovellen of the Lucia Berlin the user's Manual for cleaning ladies,” when Julia explains to his clients the Australiensvej, Schleppegrellsgade, Nørre Søgade and Østerbrogade, at all, to the at the same time brutal and poetic expression.
as the World spins on.
the Nature of culture and, 268 pp.
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Anna Johansson is a critic, and collaborator in the Swedish newspaper Expressen kultursida.
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