Sweetwater, by the distinguished Norwegian writer Knut Faldbakken, is the sequel to the widely acclaimed Twilight Country.
When Jonathan Bean of the Peacekeeping Force goes in search of his brother, listed as missing, his life takes a sudden and dramatic turn. Trapped by the inhabitants of the Dump, repository of Sweetwater's rubbish, he becomes part of their lives. These people, former citizens of Sweetwater who escaped the city with certain ideals, have by now deteriorated, physically and morally. War and deprivation have taken their toll and the struggle for survival leads them to desperate acts. We follow their fortunes as they are driven back to their ravaged civilization.
Knut Faldbakken portrays unflinchingly the behaviour of people in a disintegrating society against an unforgettable landscape of decay and collapse.
Series: UNESCO Collection of Representative Works. European Series
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.36