Hardcover; ex-library; first UK edition with full number line. Item is cocked. Plastic-protected jacket is very lightly shelfworn, with library label on spine. Page block is slightly discoloured, with two or three minor marks, and with a library stamp on foot. Labels and remnants of previous sheets on endpapers. Library stamps on title page and at a few points on pages within - never obscuring text, all of which remains clear. TS. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Bjørn Hansen, a respectable town treasurer, has just turned fifty and is horrified by the thought that chance has ruled his life. Eighteen years ago he left his wife and their two-year-old son for his mistress, who persuaded him to start afresh in a small, provincial town and to dabble in amateur dramatics. In time that relationship also faded, and after four years of living alone Bjørn contemplates an extraordinary course of action that will change his life for ever.
He finds a fellow conspirator in Dr Schiøtz, who has a secret of his own and offers to help Bjørn carry his preposterous and dangerous plan through to its logical conclusion. However, the sudden reappearance of his son both fills Bjørn with new hope and complicates matters. The desire to gamble with his comfortable existence proves irresistible, however, taking him to Vilnius in Lithuania, where very soon he cannot tell whether he's tangled up in a game or reality.
Novel 11, Book 18, for which Dag Solstad received the Norwegian Critics' Prize for Literature, is an uncompromising and concentrated existential novel that accommodates all of the author's fundamental themes.
He?s a kind of surrealistic writer. I think that?s serious literature (Haruki Murakami).
An utterly hypnotic and utterly humane writer (James Wood, New Yorker).
Without question Norway's bravest, most intelligent novelist (Per Petterson).
Bleak, funny, brilliantly observed (The Times).
Unexpectedly moving a wry, fantastic book (Books of The Year, Irish Times).
Brilliant and subtle. What matters is Solstad's dedicated application to the mysteries of human conduct and relations that his town treasurer illustrates (Independent).
The existential novel is alive and well. Solstad has a dry and bleakly comic style (Daily Telegraph).
Titel: Novel 11, Book 18
Verlag: Harvill Secker
Auflage: First English Edition.
Buchbeschreibung VINTAGE Mrz 2017, 2017. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 199 x 130 x 15 mm. Neuware - A subversive novel from a Norwegian author, about a 50-year-old town treasurer who decides to gamble with his comfortable existence. First published in 2008. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781784704988