Death in the Family (My Struggle #1)
|Author:||Karl Ove Knausgaard; Don Bartlett (Translator)|
A searingly honest, addictive and controversial read from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard.
Shortlisted for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014. Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013.
"Intense and vital, ceaselessly compelling, superb" - James Wood New Yorker
"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" - Stuart Evers Observer, Books of the Year
"The best book I read this year...full of artistic, moral and technical daring" - Rachel Cusk Guardian, Books of the Year
"This suburban epic, electrifying in candour and eloquence, feels streets ahead of the comparable Jonathan Franzen" - Boyd Tonkin Independent, Books of the Year
"Incredibly moving" - Selina Guinness Irish Times, Books of the Year
Karl Ove Knausgaard's first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win The Norwegian Critics' Prize. His second novel, A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family was awarded the prestigious Brage Award, and is being heralded as a masterpiece wherever it appears.