The Other Name: Septology I-II (Paperback)
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The Other Name: Septology I-II (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 10/10/2019
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Longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020

What makes us who we are? And why do we lead one life and not another?

The year is coming to a close and Asle, an ageing painter and widower who lives alone on the southwest coast of Norway, is reminiscing about his life. His only friends are his neighbour, Asleik, a traditional fisherman-farmer, and Beyer, a gallerist who lives in the city. There, in Bjorgvin, lives another Asle, also a painter but lonely and consumed by alcohol. Asle and Asle are doppelgangers - two versions of the same person, two versions of the same life, both grappling with existential questions about life, death, love, light and shadow, faith and hopelessness.

Written in melodious and hypnotic 'slow prose', The Other Name: Septology I-III is an indelible and poignant exploration of the human condition by Jon Fosse, 'a major European writer' (Karl Ove Knausgaard), in which everything is always there, and past and present flow together.

Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
ISBN: 9781910695913
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 197 x 125 mm


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'Fosse has written a strange mystical moebius strip of a novel, in which an artist struggles with faith and loneliness, and watches himself, or versions of himself, fall away into the lower depths. The social world seems distant and foggy in this profound, existential narrative, which is only the first part of what promises to be a major work of Scandinavian fiction.' - Hari Kunzru

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