Sound of Asphalt
SOUND OF ASFALT is a thought-provoking coming of age novel describing the dark sides of the world's richest and happiest country.
In Oslo, we follow a boy facing challenges of many kinds, with his family falling apart, bullying and a city that is becoming bigger and bigger.
A charming and melanconic novel for all of us who have grown up in Oslo East - and everyone else who wants to know how it wasTom Egeland, author
The debut novel of Yngve Kveine is a text from Oslo East in the eighties and nineties, all the time with the sound of Jokke & Valentines as a musical backdrop. Funny. Raw. TouchingIngvar Ambjørnsen, author
It seems almost magical what the author is doing here, the words become pictures and we see that's how it has been [...] Like the youth in the book are outsiders, this coming of age novel is also an outsiderLillehammer Byavis, 6/6
This is Lars Saabye Christensen on steroids, it is told by an author who is a master in narrative craftmanshipAgderposten
Sound of Asphalt oozes vitality. With Yngve Kveine's pen, it becomes powerful reading!Geir Tangen, author
The author, sometimes with a brutal openness, shows sensitivity and vulnerability, a longing for the meaning and truth in a seemingly chaotic environment (...) This story of the maturation of several young men, their transformations and the exceptional power of friendship and support, can be placed equally well in Belgrade or any other European city at the end of the last centurySerbia Danas; Serbia