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Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between

How to be a good father? Children’s birthday parties, unsuccessful family holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes: the trials of parenthood are all found in Knausgaard’s compelling and honest account of family life. Contrasting moments of enormous love and tenderness towards his children with the boring struggles of domesticity, this is one father’s personal experience, and somehow, every father’s too.

Selected from the book A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard

VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human
Also in the Vintage Minis series:
Desire by Haruki Murakami
Babies by Anne Enright
Eating by Nigella Lawson
Language by Xiaolu Guo

Reviews

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

Independent

Imagine our joy when Vintage announced that it is publishing a collection of easily digestible books from the world’s most celebrated writers on the experiences that make us human… They look good and read well. That’s win/win in our book.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784872663

    May 29, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    128 pages

    RRP $7.99

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