The Crows

The Crows

Anders Fager & Peter Bergting

Original Title
Kråkorna
Published
Natur & Kultur 2020
Genre
Graphic novels
Picture books
Pages
108
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The Crows

Anders Fager & Peter Bergting

Someone is standing outside the window.
It isn’t a moose.
Graffiti on the walls.
There’s someone looking down at me.
I recognize it.
The one standing outside the window.
I don’t know if I’m scared.

Kim avoids for as long as possible reading what is written on the notes that are placed everywhere in the house. Something is observing him through the bedroom window and there are lots of crows on the barn roof. Kim has inherited his grandparents’ house and has to return to the place where he grew up. It will be a journey into the darkness and loneliness of childhood.

The Crows is a stunning, powerful graphic novel about finding yourself among painful memories and reconciling with who you are.

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Awards
Nominated for the August Prize 2020

The jury's motivation:
"The fact that traumas are transmitted from generation to generation is depicted as never before in the illustrated novel The Crows, where Kim, who inherits an abandoned family farm in the countryside, is confronted with his wounded legacy. Anders Fager portions the text out on several levels, in the form of post-it notes and voices from the past. Seamlessly, Peter Bergting’s evocative visual storytelling adds to the depiction of encountering a painful family heritage. Creepy horror elements and folk-belief deepen the unease that gravitates over both Kim and the reader."