Boyhood Island (My Struggle 3) by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Eduardo Ballerini, Wholestory

By Karl Ove Knausgaard, Eduardo Ballerini, Wholestory Audiobooks

Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the younger Karl Ove, new homes, sessions and neighbors are met with manic pleasure and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of strength, benevolent on the subject of his doting mom, tyrannical relating to his merciless father.

Knausgaard describes a time within which victories and defeats are felt keenly and each try at self-definition is exasperating. this is often an audiobook approximately kin, reminiscence and the way we by no means turn into rather what we got down to be.

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Boyhood Island (My Struggle 3)

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Once he had his leg over the edge, a series of electric charges seemed to shoot through him, his leg banged against the roofing felt, his body writhed, and hey presto, there he was, kneeling on the roof and looking down on us. ’ he said. ‘Come on! ’ ‘You cannot. ’ Trond said. ‘We can give it a try at any rate,’ Geir said. ‘You’d better come down,’ Leif Tore said. ’ ‘Me too,’ I said. He didn’t seem disappointed though, up there. Determined would be a more accurate term. ‘I’ll jump down then,’ he said.

Up at the house Trond had closed the door. He started running towards us. ’ Geir said. ’ Trond said. We ran down the slope. On Karlsen’s lawn Anne Lene, Kent Arne’s little sister, stood watching us. She was wearing a safety harness; it was attached to a rein so that she wouldn’t run off. Her mother’s red car was parked in the drive. A light shone from a wall lamp. Outside Gustavsen’s house Trond slowed down. ‘I’m sure Leif Tore would like to join us,’ he said. ‘I don’t think he’s at home,’ I said.

Hi,’ we said. ‘Hi,’ said Geir and Trond. ’ ‘Hello, boys,’ their father said. ‘Hi,’ we said. ’ he said. ’ he said in his hoarse voice. ’ We laughed with him. His laughter morphed into coughing. ‘Right then,’ he said when the fit was over. He inserted the key in the car door lock and twisted. His lips kept twitching, and one eye too. ’ Trond asked. ‘Dunno,’ I said. ’ Trond was the same age as Geir and me, but much smaller. His eyes were as round as saucers, his lower lip was thick and red, his nose small.

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