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    Description"It's unbelievable. I just read 200 pages of it and I need the next volume like crack. It's completely blown my mind". (Zadie Smith via Twitter on My Struggle Book 1). It is shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014. This is a book about leaving your wife and everything you know. It is about fresh starts, about love, about friendship. It is also about the earth-shattering experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, ridiculously unsuccessful holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes, fights with quarrelsome neighbours, the emotional strains of children's' birthday parties and pushing a pram around Stockholm when all you really want to do is write. This is a book about one man's life but, somehow, about everyone else's too. A Man in Love, the second book of six in the My Struggle cycle, sees Knausgaard write of tempestuous relationships, the trials of parenthood and an urge to create great art. His singular insight and exhilarating honesty must be read to be believed. Another international sensation from the publishers of HHhH, 1Q84 and Coetzee's Summertime. Fans include Zadie Smith, Jonathan Lethem, Hari Kunzru, Jeffrey Eugenides, James Wood and Rachel Cusk.


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    Title
    A Man In Love
    Subtitle
    My Struggle Book 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karl Ove Knausgaard, Translated by Don Bartlett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099555179
    ISBN 10: 0099555174
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: NORW5010
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 839.8238
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    03 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Karl Ove Knausgaard's first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win The Norwegian Critics' Prize and his second, A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family, the first of the My Struggle cycle of novels, was awarded the prestigious Brage Award. The My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece wherever it appears.
    Review quote
    "A stunningly eloquent set of reflections on masculinity, domesticity and the artist's itch to escape" -- Boyd Tonkin Independent "Punishingly honest record of the triumphs and banalities of his own life" -- Tim Martin Telegraph "My favourite book of the year... He has the ability to make the small details of his life fascinating" -- William Leith Spectator "A brutally honest self-examination in what feels like real time" -- Justine Jordan Guardian Online "Karl Ove Knausgaard's six-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle is one of the most absorbing literary projects of recent times, one that has seen the Norwegian writer dubbed the Scandinavian Proust" -- Stephen Romei Spectator "Packed with existential angst and fierce insights" Big Issue in the North "A stunningly eloquent set of reflections on masculinity, domesticity and the artist's itch to escape" Independent "Punishingly honest record of the triumphs and banalities of his own life" Telegraph