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

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'It's unbelievable. I just read 200 pages of it and I need the next volume like crack. It's completely blown my mind' Zadie Smith via Twitter

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.

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'It's unbelievable... It's completely blown my mind' Zadie Smith

Karl Ove Knausgaard writes about his life with painful honesty. He writes 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. Knausgaard has created a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives. A profound and mesmerizing work, written as if the author's very life were at stake.

Shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Award.

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"A masterpiece... Meticulously detailed, harrowing, oddly beautiful, its depiction of a family’s disintegration is one of the most powerful pieces of writing I’ve read in years" ( Observer, Books of the Year)

"The best book I read this year...full of artistic, moral and technical daring" ( Guardian, Books of the Year)

"This suburban epic, electrifying in candour and eloquence, feels streets ahead of the comparable Jonathan Franzen" ( Independent, Books of the Year)

"Incredibly moving" ( Irish Times, Books of the Year)

"A scorchingly honest, unflinchingly frank, hyperreal memoir of the life of one man and his family" ( Guardian)

"This first instalment of an epic quest should restore jaded readers to life" ( Independent)

"As tense as any thriller yet without a jot of sensationalism" ( Metro)

"Readers will be captured by Karl Ove’s narrative intensity" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"I think this is one of the best pieces of writing I’ve ever come across." ( Farm Lane Books (literary blogger))

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