A Death in the Family: My Struggle - Knausgaard 1 (Paperback)
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A Death in the Family: My Struggle - Knausgaard 1 (Paperback)

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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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099555162

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16th June 2014
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“A brave and immersive book”

This is a forensic fictionalised account of part of the author's adolescence, and of coping with his father's death and its dispiriting and degrading aftermath. There's a mass of detail here, together... More

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3rd March 2015
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“A Death in the Family”

This is a big book in all respects, weighing in at four hundred pages and completely unafraid of tackling the big themes: death, personal responsibility, love, ruin, death again. Heavily fragranced with a northern... More

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12th April 2013
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