Old Men

Old Men

Teresa Glad

Original Title
Farbröder
Published
Natur & Kultur, Stockholm 2022
Genre
Picture books
Pages
216
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Old Men

Teresa Glad

All old people have once been children. You can get dizzy just thinking about it. And almost all children will one day become old men or old ladies. In this book the reader meets real old men, like Jon who almost died when he was eleven years old, or Lasse who sometimes is Lisa, Pär who is carrying lots of tears inside, Srecko who played circus when he was young and still dreams of circuses at night, and Dick who likes to smell everything.

Teresa Glad has interviewed old men about their lives and what has shaped them into who they are. Through text and images, these tender stories tell us about life and death, growing up, fears, love, and a male role that is many times too constricted. It is beautiful and sad, funny and at times a bit unpleasant, like life is for both children and adults. This is a book for all ages – an adult book for children, a children’s book for adults – about the choices we make and other things that just happen.

 

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