An autobiographical story of childhood and family from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard
Karl Ove Knausgaard?s first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win the Norwegian Critics Prize and his second, A Time for Everything, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family, the first of the My Struggle cycle of novels, was awarded the prestigious Brage Prize. The My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece all over the world.
"Via his visceral, immersive art, Knausgaard makes the heart visible" -- Boyd Tonkin Independent "Knausgaard finds the sublime in the everyday... Boyhood Island reverberates with the joys and anxieties of early youth, and Knausgaard brilliantly recreates their exaggerated feel" -- Thomas Meaney Times Literary Supplement "Compelling and addictive... One of the most grown-up works of fiction we have" -- Hermione Hoby Observer "Knausgaard's Proustian attention to detail and scrupulous analysis of emotional nuance is almost maddening - but ultimately magnificent" Vogue "Knausgaard continues masterfully" -- Malcolm Forbes Literary Review "One of the most anticipated books of the year (the decade)" -- Emily Stokes Financial Times "His devotees gobble each new volume with an eagerness previously reserved only for box sets of Borgen" -- Tim Martin Daily Telegraph "Powerfully hypnotic and addictive... a Norwegian Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" -- Theo Tait Sunday Times