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BOYHOOD ISLAND KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD

June 14, 2014

9781846557224BOYHOOD ISLAND KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD

MY STRUGGLE 3

THE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY PHENOMENON

Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy god-like positions of power, benevolent the cases of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father.

In his uniquely compelling and direct style, Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrated. This is a book about family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be.

 The Story of  Boyhood Island is translated by the Norwegian Don Barlett.

Boyhood Island is  an autobiographical story of childhood and family from the international literary sensation and best seller, Karl Ove Knausgaard. It is his phenomenally successful and critically acclaimed series of six books titled My Struggle.

The breath-taking series has  been the biggest cultural sensation in Norway in decades briefly outselling the Bible.                  

 This is a superb, compulsive, utterly authentic and direct. Addictively paced and has unexpected moments of tenderness.  a living hero who landed on greatness by abandoning every typical literary feint, an emperor whose nakedness surpasses royal finery.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Karl Ove Knausgaard first novel was Out of the World. His second novels was A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven.

A Death in the Family was the first of the My Struggle cycle of novels.

Boyhood Island is published by Harvill Secker out 20th March 2014.

 

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