Yoko Onurs dobbeltliv
Published by Omnipax, 2018
Fresh, funny and vibrant sequel about Yoko at 13
Soon it will be the LAST EVER day of Yoko Onur’s school year. Then it will be her FIRST EVER summer holiday with her new dad, Adam. Her REAL dad, the one who suddenly popped out of nowhere when Yoko and her best friend Karla started a REVOLUTION to get Yoko’s hopeless mother back into shape. But first of all, before anything else, Yoko has to spend a whole weekend – longer than she has ever done before – with Adam and his boyfriend Arman. Thankfully, Karla is coming along too. But the weekend doesn’t quite go according to plan.
A stand-alone sequel to 2014’s Yoko Onur – et balleliv (Yoko Onur – A Ballsy Life), which was nominated for the coveted Brage Prize, as well as the Norwegian Culture Ministry’s debutant “bokslukerprisen”, a national children’s literature award selected by children. Readers discover what it feels like to have two homes, two cultures and maybe – just maybe – to fall in love!
The reviewers appreciated the story: “The greatest strength of the book is its linguistic humour, its sparkle and energy. You want to describe the situations and read the wording and dialogue out loud.” Aftenposten “Ayse Koca touchs upon the themes of adult irresponsibility and the loneliness experienced by children in this debut book.” Dagbladet
Ayse Koca (b. 1975) has worked as a journalist and teacher. She has attended the Norwegian Institute for Children’s Book’s author training course.