When someone asks me in which part of
town I live, I give a proud smile, spread out my
arms and say: I live on Christianshavn. Implied, naturally, where else?
The author Laila Ingrid Rasmussen has written a
book about her neighbourhood Christianshavn. Itís about the very close
everyday events in the neighbourhood: If a bomb explodes on a stairway. About a suicidal that takes the
journey beyond the golden rails
at Our Savior's church tower. About police cars on the street, seagulls in
the air, holes in the ground, about tear gas, chestnut trees, drunks, neighbours and schoolkids. About everything you see and
think about while passing by, as time passes and you walk through the
It's about what it means to be a very ordinary
person, a mother in the midst of life, amidst the big city ...
when the girl moves away from home and the boy gets his hair cut with
all directions ...
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