Noi lives in an automobile scrap yard with a cowardly father and a tyrannical grandfather. The plot takes place in an undefined country governed by ancestral and violent customs. To escape this world of men that frightens him—alone, an uncle looks after him with affection and courage—the kid gets high on trichlo, rides a quad, seeks love and hallucinates a shark. However, he can not escape the Kännöst, an initiatory hunting rite which eventually leads all the characters to disaster.
A story about the refusal to become a man. The tale of a desperate resistance to the injustices imposed by society and an attempt to escape a destiny shaped by others.
Between David Vann’s Sukkawan Island and The Summer of Carrion by Simon Johannin, Rust traps the reader and does not let go. Rust is the gangrene which takes over the body and soul of everyone, gnawing at every hope of salvation and rendering it impossible.