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A mesmerizing collection of playfully surreal stories from one of Norway’s most celebrated writers

First published in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild Øyehaug’s radical collection of short stories that range from the surreal to the oddly mundane, and prod the discomforts of mental, sexual, and familial bonds.

In both precise short-shorts and ruminative longer tales, Øyehaug meanders through the tangled, jinxed, and unavoidable conflicts of love and desire. From… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

Still, for all of Øyehaug’s skill (the author’s description of the wind rustling by the abandoned house reminds me of Terrence Malick’s “Badlands,” delivered with all the passion missing from the sex), this collection isn’t my cup of tea. A fine cup, but not mine.

Endings matter a lot in short fiction, but all Øyehaug—who has found some success as a poet and prose writer in Norway—has to offer are beginnings.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 11, 2017)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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