Echte Amerikaanse jeans
'Echte Amerikaanse Jeans' take place in the fifties of the last century and follow Eric, a young member of the Lauritzen family. It is the time that the foundations of the Swedish welfare state are built up. The natural raw materials of the country are eagerly deducted on the European market, which has still not been recovered from the devastation of the Second World War. The growing threat of a nuclear war is a constant factor of concern and fear.
A new youth culture is emerging from the big changes, in which young people no longer let themselves be influenced by Europe, but by America. Eric is also immersed in this world and is fascinated by new developments in music, fashion, and film. Not only does he manage to smuggle the forbidden drink Coca-Cola, he also becomes the first in his class to wear genuine American jeans. 'Echte Amerikaanse Jeans' is the sixth part of the series The Great Age, in which Jan Guillou masterfully tells the history of the twentieth century on the basis of the fate of a Swedish family. Knowledge of the previous parts in the series is not required for reading this book.
Jan Guillou (1944) is, without doubt, the most popular writer in Sweden. Only ten million copies of his books have been sold there, and his work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His series The great century is Guillou's most ambitious project to date. All parts of this literary series became international bestsellers; each part reached the top 3 bestseller lists in Sweden in the first week after the appearance.
LANGUAGE: Dutch / PAGES: 424 pages / 9789044632767 / March 2017