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The new novel in English from one of Norway's most celebrated writers.
T Singer confronts indomitable loneliness in Solstad's classic, heartbreaking yet darkly comic style.
'A kind of surrealistic writer... Serious literature' Haruki Murakami
'Mad, sad and funny... Thrilling' Geoff Dyer
Singer, a thirty-four-year-old recently trained librarian, arrives by train in the small town of Notodden to begin a new and anonymous life. He falls in love with Merete, a ceramicist, and moves in with her and her young daughter. After a few years together, the relationship starts to falter, and as the couple is on the verge of separating a car accident prompts a dramatic change in Singer's life...
'An utterly hypnotic writer' James Wood
'Solstad is expert in delineating the absurdities of existence...' Sunday Times
Winner of the Norwegian Critics Prize