Spring : (Seasons Quartet 3)

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Spring is a deeply moving novel about family, our everyday lives, our joys and our struggles, beautifully illustrated by Anna Bjerger.

I have just finished writing this book for you. What happened that summer nearly three years ago, and its repercussions, are long since over. Sometimes it hurts to live, but there is always something to live for.

Spring follows a father and his newborn daughter through one day in April, from sunrise to sunset. It is a day filled with the small joys of family life, but also its deep struggles. With this striking novel in the Seasons quartet, Karl Ove Knausgaard reflects uncompromisingly on life's darkest moments and what can sustain us through them.

Utterly gripping and brilliantly rendered in Knausgaard's famously pensive and honest style, Spring is the account of a shocking and heartbreaking familial trauma and the emotional epicentre of this singular literary series.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 22mm | 459g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 191070167X
  • 9781910701676
  • 14,314

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"[Karl Ove Knausgaard] observes a subject so closely, mining so far into its essence – its quiddity – that the observations transcend banality and become compelling."
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"Entirely ingenious. Knausgaard isn't afraid to be gauche, anxious, vulgar, inconsistent, portentous, sentimental. He makes virtues of what, in literary novels, are often counted faults. And he makes them moving." -- Sam Leith * Daily Telegraph * "An unexpected treat... A lovely piece of work." * Sunday Telegraph * "Heavy but not heavy-handed, this true noir of the North is dark, bleak and moody. This story about life that's set over the course of single day will move and disturb in equal measure." * Monocle * "Oodles of musing on life and art that's by turns meandering and electrifying." -- Anthony Cummins * Metro * "[Karl Ove Knausgaard] observes a subject so closely, mining so far into its essence - its quiddity - that the observations transcend banality and become compelling." -- Peter Murphy * Irish Times *
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About Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard (Author) 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 for Everything, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family, the first of the My Struggle cycle of novels, was awarded the prestigious Brage Prize. The My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece all over the world.Anna Bjerger (Illustrator) Anna Bjerger was born in 1973 and is a Swedish artist who lives and works outside AElmhult in Smaland, Sweden. She was educated at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London and has exhibited regularly in Sweden and internationally since the early 2000s.
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