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  • Sale! EdyPoppycover

    Anatomy. Monotony.
    ( Paperback )

    $16.00 $12.80

    Lou is a French novelist living in London, married to Vår, a small-town Norwegian woman. Together they form a couple with rather unusual ideas about marital fidelity, Vår spending much of her time on liaisons with the teenaged Sydney, and Lou’s work in progress detailing his own desperate need for new lovers.

  • Sale! Boathouse front

    ( Paperback )

    $15.00 $12.00

    One of Jon Fosse’s most acclaimed novels, Boathouse is told from the perspective of an unnamed narrator leading a largely hermit-like existence until he unexpectedly encounters a long-lost childhood friend and his wife.

  • Sale! Monsterhuman front final

    ( Paperback )

    $19.00 $15.20

    Monsterhuman is an autofictional tour de force―a funny, sad, astoundingly energetic novel about suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, the power of writing, and the twenty-first-century Norwegian literary life

  • Sale! Trilogy

    ( paperback )

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    Trilogy is Jon Fosse’s critically acclaimed, luminous love story about Asle and Alida, two lovers trying to find their place in this world. Homeless and sleepless, they wander around Bergen in the rain, trying to make a life for themselves and the child they expect. Through a rich web of historical, cultural, and theological allusions, Fosse constructs a modern parable of injustice, resistance, crime, and redemption. Consisting of three novellas (Wakefulness, Olav’s Dreams, and Weariness), Trilogy is a haunting, mysterious, and poignant evocation of love, for which Fosse received The Nordic Council’s Prize for Literature in 2015.

  • Sale! Girl on Heaven's Pier

    Girl on Heaven’s Pier
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    $14.00 $11.20

    Originally published in 1951, this novel tells of a young girl living with her deeply religious grandparents in pre-war Vyborg―before it became part of the Soviet Union. Leena hates school, loves music and rain, and wanders through the town in a state of childish enchantment. “Like a spruce cone, a child falls into a world where logical disorder replaces magical order, and there you are―in trouble, we’ll agree.” The world she inhabits features multiple layers of reality, and this is reflected in the novel’s artful narrative: life and death are reflections of each other, and reality is merely a map of the individual’s inner world. Through the naive perspective of a young girl, the book addresses deep philosophical concerns in simple, lucid prose.

  • Sale! An Angel

    An Angel Walks Through the Stage and Other Essays
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    $14.00 $11.20

    Called “the new Ibsen,” and heralded throughout Europe, JON FOSSE is one of contemporary Norwegian literature’s most important writers. Born in 1959, he has published some thirty books of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction since 1983.

  • Sale! Morning and Evening

    Morning and Evening
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    $14.00 $11.20

    “He has a surgeon’s ability to use the scalpel and to cut into the most prosaic, everyday happenings, to tear loose fragments from life, to place them under the microscope and examine them minutely, in order to present them afterward . . . sometimes so endlessly desolate, dark, and fearful that Kafka himself would have been frightened.” —Aftenposten

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    Melancholy II
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    $14.95 $11.96

    Not so much a sequel as an alternate perspective, Jon Fosse’s coda to his brilliant and much-lauded Melancholy picks up the story of tormented landscape painter Lars Hertervig in 1902, shortly after his death.

  • Sale! stories by Askieldsen

    Selected Stories
    ( Paperback )

    $11.95 $9.60

    Written in an unadorned style, with flashes of pitch-black humor, Kjell Askildsen’s devastating stories convey in few words life and thought as they are actually experienced, balanced between despair and hope, memories and expectations. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest Norwegian writers of the twentieth century and among the greatest short-story authors of all time.

  • Sale! RCF_Su96

    Vol. XVI, #2 New Finnish Fiction
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $10.00 $8.00