By Peter Høeg
Nationwide Bestseller Strange issues are occurring at Biehl's Academy while this elite college opens its doorways to a bunch of orphans and reform-school rejects, children on the finish of the system's tether. however the institution is administered by means of a unusual algorithm wherein each minute is regimented and regulated. the kids quickly suspect that they're guinea pigs in a weird and wonderful social scan, and that their merely desire of get away is to damage via a deadly threshold of time and house. Peter Høeg's "brilliant" and dystopian Borderliners is a "uniquely philosophical mystery" (Boston Sunday Globe) and a haunting tale of formative years travail and desire.
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We brushed away every speck of ash, flushed, and left the toilets. That evening he asked for an extra Mogadon but it was refused. He said nothing and only walked around for a short while, then lay down as though he was sleeping. It was not convincing. Even so I almost did not hear him. We had been lying there for an hour—I could see by the alarm clock—when the door opened. Not that you could hear anything, but you felt the draft. He had moved very softly. The exit was left unlocked at night. He made his way along the corridor to the basement stairs.
For the first time we were walking side by side and at absolutely the same pace. So I told him. It took a month. That was what was so strange. From the time when Axel was found in the chart locker until the children related to the teachers were removed—it took a month. An inexplicable pause between the catastrophe and its consequences. It was then, too, that the loudspeakers were installed in the classrooms, and that you were assigned a regular appointment with the psychologist once every two weeks, and when you saw Hessen for the first time, and her two assistants, and then there were other things, too.
Afterward Fredhøj would mention that they had, as always, been pleased by the standard of teaching. "This is the seventh Wednesday in a row," she said, "I've seen him coming out of the clinic. " Just at that moment he emerged from the south staircase. He got into the Taunus and drove away at once. We only saw him from the back. I tried to get out of it, but she leaned toward me, there was no way around it. "I've seen him once," I said, "at Gladsaxe Stadium, when we beat the Catholic school 32. I scored the winning goal.
Borderliners: A Novel by Peter Høeg