Hyttebok frå Helvete
Kagge Forlag 2018
Non Fiction / Narrative
Full English manuscript available
Selected title by NORLA — extensive translation grants available.
A comedian’s reluctant attempt to learn to love nature
A blisteringly funny memoir about the call of the wild, from one of Scandinavia’s biggest comedians.
Sometime around his forties, Are Kalvø starts losing his friends … to the mountains. Friends who used to meet him at the pub are now hiking and skiing every weekend, and when they do show up, all they talk about is feeling at one with nature (without a hint of irony). When Are realizes he’s the only person who hasn’t posted a selfie on a mountain, he starts to wonder: does he have it all wrong? To find out, Are buys some ridiculously expensive gear and heads into the woods. The result of his sardonic trek is at once a smart and funny take-down of outdoors culture, and a reluctant surrender to nature’s undeniable pull. An adventure, a comedy, and a tragedy, The Hiking Book from Hell is destined to become a nature writing (and nature hating) classic.
Nr. 1. Best Seller. 150.000 copies sold in Norway
Albert Bonniers Förlag, Sweden
People’s Press, Denmark
Dumont Reiseverlag, Germany
Greystone Books, World English
Baldini & Castoldi/La Nave di Teseo, Italy
Host, Czech Republic
Aula & Co, Finland
Glénat Editions, France
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