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An electrifying story about love and new life from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard

An electrifying story about love and new life from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard
This is a book about leaving your wife and everything you know.

It is about fresh starts, about love, about friendship. It is also about the earth-shattering experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, ridiculously unsuccessful holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes, fights with quarrelsome neighbours, the emotional strains of childrens’ birthday parties and pushing a pram around Stockholm when all you really want to do is write.

This is a book about one man’s life but, somehow, about everyone else’s too.

‘Compelling, rewarding…breathtaking’ Observer

Reviews

A stunningly eloquent set of reflections on masculinity, domesticity and the artist's itch to escape

Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Punishingly honest record of the triumphs and banalities of his own life

Tim Martin, Telegraph

My favourite book of the year… He has the ability to make the small details of his life fascinating

William Leith, Spectator

A brutally honest self-examination in what feels like real time

Justine Jordan, Guardian Online

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle is one of the most absorbing literary projects of recent times, one that has seen the Norwegian writer dubbed the Scandinavian Proust

Stephen Romei, Spectator

Packed with existential angst and fierce insights

Big Issue in the North

Required reading for new fathers

Richard Godwin, Evening Standard

This is a reading experience like no other. Fearless in its truth-telling and as real as life, it is an epic study of what it feels like to be alive

Carys Davies, Metro

Rare and ruthless... this deserves to be called perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times

Guardian

A brutally honest self-examination in what feels like real time

Justine Jordan, Guardian Online

Punishingly honest record of the triumphs and banalities of his own life

Tim Martin, Telegraph

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle is one of the most absorbing literary projects of recent times, one that has seen the Norwegian writer dubbed the Scandinavian Proust

Stephen Romei, Spectator

Packed with existential angst and fierce insights

Big Issue in the North

Required reading for new fathers

Richard Godwin, Evening Standard

A stunningly eloquent set of reflections on masculinity, domesticity and the artist's itch to escape

Independent

Punishingly honest record of the triumphs and banalities of his own life

Telegraph

My favourite book of the year… He has the ability to make the small details of his life fascinating

Spectator

A brutally honest self-examination in what feels like real time

Guardian Online

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle is one of the most absorbing literary projects of recent times, one that has seen the Norwegian writer dubbed the Scandinavian Proust

Spectator

Packed with existential angst and fierce insights

Big Issue in the North

By closely examining his world, he gives readers impetus to reflect on their lives. He reveals plenty about himself and his loved ones, but the people we learn most about from My Struggle are ourselves

Independent

Maddening and fascinating

Daily Telegraph

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Formats & editions

  • A Man in Love
    Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Paperback

    9780099555179

    October 1, 2013

    Vintage

    672 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781448155989

    April 25, 2013

    Vintage Digital

    672 pages

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