An addictive and searingly honest novel about childhood and grief from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard
A searingly honest, addictive and controversial read 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 to Every Purpose Under Heaven, 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.
[A Death in the Family] should be read for its blazing
account of a feared father set on self-destruction, the boredom and
bewilderment of adolescence, and its flashes of sheet brilliance --
Catherine Taylor * i *
A masterpiece... Meticulously detailed, harrowing, oddly beautiful, its depiction of a family's disintegration is one of the most powerful pieces of writing I've read in years * Observer, Books of the Year *
The best book I read this year...full of artistic, moral and technical daring * Guardian, Books of the Year *
Intense and vital...ceaselessly compelling...superb * New Yorker *
This suburban epic, electrifying in candour and eloquence, feels streets ahead of the comparable Jonathan Franzen * Independent, Books of the Year *
Incredibly moving * Irish Times, Books of the Year *