Published by Samlaget, 2021
Heartbeats and slide tackles
The summer holidays have just begun. Andreas is a Liverpool supporter and everyday he looks forward to kickabouts with Sara and his other classmates. But this summer, a new boy has come to town, a boy with a United hat and a pretty smile. The new boy’s name is Viljar, and Andreas’ heart beats much faster whenever they’re together. Meanwhile, Sara keeps sending him messages filled with love hearts, and Andreas doesn’t know quite how to respond.
The Struggle is a tale of friendship, love and jealousy. But more than anything, this is a story about the 11 year-old Andreas, who during a rather challenging summer holiday is forced to learn a lot more about himself.
122 pages. Translation rights sold to: Denmark.
Geir Egil Eiksund (b. 1988) is a qualified teacher and journalist. The Struggle is his first book.