The Weather Changed, Summer Came and So On
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The Weather Changed, Summer Came and So On

Translated from the original Norwegian by Diane Oatley
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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Johnny is from New Jersey, and Kari is from Oslo. They meet in New York in the late 1950s and soon fall in love, get married, and move to Asbury Park, where their life unfolds like a dream: Kari gives birth to two beautiful daughters, and Johnny is a wildly successful entrepreneur. Everything begins to unravel, though, when Johnny’s business partner commits suicide and their company plunges into bankruptcy. Then a deadly accident claims their daughters. Reeling from the tragedy and seeking a new beginning, Johnny and Kari move to Norway. But they can’t escape their trauma as it continues to take a toll on their marriage, especially as Johnny struggles to find his place in a foreign country.

The Weather Changed, Summer Came and So On is a haunting novel about love, loss, and identity that focuses on the survival of trauma.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Pedro
Carmona-Alvarez

Pedro Carmona-Alvarez is the author of multiple works of poetry and prose. He resides in Bergen, Norway.

Pedro Carmona-Alvarez is the author of multiple works of poetry and prose. He resides in Bergen, Norway.

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Diane
Oatley

NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

The Weather Changed, Summer Came and So On constructs and inhabits a liminal world as the protagonists seek to stay afloat amid grief and estrangement. This is a gripping, heartbreaking story that will move readers with its timelessness and universal relevance.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/01/2015
Country
Norway
Original Language
Norwegian
Publisher
Seagull Books
Translator
Diane Oatley
Translation
Translated from the original Norwegian by Diane Oatley

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