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  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781910701713
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $43.99

The Morning Star

the new novel from the author of My Struggle




The major new novel from one of the world's greatest writers

The dazzling new novel from the internationally bestselling author of My Struggle
One long night in August, Arne and Tove are staying with their children in their summer house in southern Norway. Their friend Egil has his own place nearby. Kathrine, a priest, is flying home from a Bible seminar, questioning her marriage. Journalist Jostein is out drinking for the night, while his wife, Turid, a nurse at a psychiatric care unit, is on a nightshift when one of her patients escapes.

Above them all, a huge star suddenly appears blazing in the sky. It brings with it a mysterious sense of foreboding.

Strange things start to happen as nine lives come together under the star. Hundreds of crabs amass on the road as Arne drives at night; Jostein receives a call about a death metal band found brutally murdered in a Satanic ritual; Kathrine conducts a funeral service for a man she met at the airport - but is he actually dead?

The Morning Star is about life in all its mundanity and drama, the strangeness that permeates our world, and the darkness in us all. Karl Ove Knausgaard's astonishing new novel, his first after the My Struggle cycle, goes to the utmost limits of freedom and chaos, to what happens when forces beyond our comprehension are unleashed, and the realms of the living and the dead collide.


Praise for My Struggle:

'The literary sensation of the decade' Sunday Times

'Tremendous, maddening, addictive, gripping' Observer

'Powerfully alive... intense and utterly honest' James Wood

'Beautifully human' The Times

  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781910701713
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $43.99

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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Praise for The Morning Star

One of my literary heroes... Knausgaard taught me about writing shame as liberation from it - a literary version of the kind of emotional breakthrough one normally experiences in therapy.

Torrey Peters, Vulture

One of my literary heroes... Knausgaard taught me about writing shame as liberation from it - a literary version of the kind of emotional breakthrough one normally experiences in therapy.

Torrey Peters, Vulture

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