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A searingly honest, addictive and controversial read from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard.

'It's unbelievable. I just read 200 pages of it and I need the next volume like crack. It's completely blown my mind' Zadie Smith via Twitter

Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with exhilarating honesty 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.

A Death in the Family is the first of the six books in the My Struggle cycle. In it Knausgaard has created a universal story which is gripping, hugely readable and written as if the author's very life were at stake.

Another international sensation from the publishers of HHhH, 1Q84 and Coetzee's Summertime.

Reviews

Strangely compelling

Bill Bailey, Daily Express

Knausgaard has a spectacular gift for finding profundity in the mundane details of his existence

Will Storr, Guardian

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099555162

    March 18, 2013

    Vintage

    416 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781446496992

    March 1, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    496 pages

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