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  • Published: 18 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099555162
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496

A Death in the Family

My Struggle Book 1




An addictive and searingly honest novel about childhood and grief from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard

One of the Guardian’s 100 Best Books of the 21st Century, an addictive and searingly honest novel about childhood, family and grief
Karl Ove Knausgaard writes about his life with painful honesty. He writes about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpredictable father, and his bewilderment and grief on his father’s death.

When Karl Ove becomes a father himself, he must balance the demands of caring for a young family with his determination to write great literature. Knausgaard has created a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives. A profound and mesmerizing work, written as if the author’s very life were at stake.

‘It’s unbelievable... It's completely blown my mind’ Zadie Smith

  • Pub date: 18 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099555162
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496

About the Author

Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece all over the world. From A Death in the Family to The End, the novels move through childhood into adulthood and, together, form an enthralling portrait of human life. Knausgaard has been awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature, the Brage Prize and the Jerusalem Prize. His work, which also includes Out of the World, A Time for Everything and the Seasons Quartet, is published in thirty-five languages.

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