«Glastonbury’s like a town», Daniel had told her as they stood at the top of Glastonbury Tor on the day they arrived, looking out across the site. «You’ll never manage to see everything. It’s bottomless.»
Hedda had felt a shiver of fear as he said it. She could feel herself stumbling into something and spiraling down, down, like Alice tumbling into Wonderland.
About this book
Daniel goes missing without a trace from the Glastonbury Festival and his family is afraid as to what might have happened. In order to find him, Daniel’s little sister Hedda begins to dig into the past. She discovers that her brother has lived a life she knew nothing about. But Daniel is not the only one with a secret. Hedda has gotten entangled in a “Sugar Daddy” relationship, and is afraid that she has brought a curse upon her life through occult rituals. The story ends at the Nowhere Festival the middle of the Spanish desert. But what does one find in the middle of nowhere?
PRIZES AND NOMINATIONS
Excerpt from the jury’s statement:
«Musical, hard-hitting prose. […] Once again, Sævareid confirms that she is one of the most significant YA authors in Norway.»
«Few do it better […] Stylistically the book is a gem. […] Labeling Heidi Sævareid’s novels as YA literature is too narrow.»
«When Heidi Sævareid was researching her new novel, Fault Lines, she read the tarot in an attempt to become paranoid.
– I wanted to deliberately enter into my character’s mindset of seeing uncanny patterns and believing that she's able to influence things – which must be somewhat of a burden, Heidi Sævareid explains.»
«Fault Lines is partly a coming of age-story, but it is also an exploration of the pull towards the mystical within us humans. (...), Sævareid says.»
WHAT THE BOOK BLOGGERS ARE SAYING:
«I like all of her books, but the two latest novels provide fewer answers and thus give the reader more to ponder over. I will definitely keep reading her books.»
«Heidi Sævareid has done it again! I liked he two previous novels, so my expectations were sky high! I give this book a full score. I think Fault Lines is the best one of Sævareid’s books, so if you want to get to know her writing, you should start with this one. Release Restrain and Lopsided are a bit more challenging as far as the topics are concerned. […]Fault Lines is labelled as a YA book, but it could just as well be seen as a book for adults, thanks to the style of writing and the way the topics are being dealt with.»
«I’m a great fan of Sævareid’s books. Her previous two novels, Restrain Release and Lopsided were among my favourite books in 2015 and 2016 respectively. And now she has done it again. Fault Lines is one of my favourite novels this year, and maybe the best book she has written so far.»
«I love Sævareid’s psychological insights, I love the fact that she writes 100% cliché free YA novels that really take young people (well – humans in general) seriously, and I love that she is letting us into subcultures that most of us know little about. I’m also really pleased that she is describing these communities in an open and unprejudiced way. […] Sævareid is a remarkably wise writer.»