Aliss at the Fire

Scandinavian Literature Series
Jon Fosse
Translated by Damion Searls

In her old house by the fjord, Signe lies on a bench and sees a vision of herself as she was more than twenty years earlier: standing by the window waiting for her husband Asle, on that terrible late November day when he took his rowboat out onto the water and never returned. Her memories widen out to include their whole life together, and beyond: the bonds of family and the battles with implacable nature stretching back over five generations, to Asle’s great-great-grandmother Aliss. In Jon Fosse’s vivid, hallucinatory prose, all these moments in time inhabit the same space, and the ghosts of the past collide with those who still live on. Aliss at the Fire is a visionary masterpiece, a haunting exploration of love and loss that ranks among the greatest meditations on marriage and human fate.

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Translated by Damion Searls
Publication: Scandinavian Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 100
ISBN-13: 9781564785732
GTIN13: 9781564785732
Publication date: 9/16/2010
Language: eng
List price: $12.95