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The morning star / Karl Ove Knausgaard ; translated from the Norwegian by Martin Aitken.

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  • ISBN: 9780399563423
  • ISBN: 0399563423
  • ISBN: 9780593300602
  • ISBN: 0593300602
  • Physical Description: 666 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Norwegian under the title Morgenstjernen by Forlaget Oktober, Oslo".
Summary, etc.:
"A major new work from the author of the renowned My Struggle series, MORNING STAR is an astonishing, ambitious, and rich novel about what we don't understand, and our attempts to make sense of our world nonetheless Last night a new star appeared in the sky. The Morning Star. I know what it means. It means that it has begun. One long night in August, Arne and Tove are staying with their children in their summer house in southern Norway. Their friend Egil has his own place nearby. Kathrine, a priest, is flying home from a Bible seminar, questioning her marriage. Journalist Jostein is out drinking for the night, while his wife, Turid, a nurse at a psychiatric care unit, is on a nightshift when one of her patients escapes. Above them all, a huge star suddenly appears blazing in the sky. It brings with it a mysterious sense of foreboding. Strange things start to happen as nine lives come together under the star. Hundreds of crabs amass on the road as Arne drives at night; Jostein receives a call about a death metal band found brutally murdered in a Satanic ritual; Kathrine conducts a funeral service for a man she met at the airport - but is he actually dead? The Morning Star is about life in all its mundanity and drama, the strangeness that permeates our world, and the darkness in us all. Karl Ove Knausgaard's astonishing new novel, his first after the My Struggle cycle, goes to the utmost limits of freedom and chaos, to what happens when forces beyond our comprehension are unleashed, and the realms of the living and the dead collide"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
Translated from the Norwegian.
Subject: Stars > Fiction.
College teachers > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Author Notes for ISBN Number 9780399563423
The Morning Star : A Novel
The Morning Star : A Novel
by Knausgaard, Karl Ove; Aitken, Martin (Translator)
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Author Notes

The Morning Star : A Novel

Karl Ove Knausgaard is a Norwegian author known for his six autobiographical novels called "My Struggle". His debut novel Out of This World won the Norwegian Critics Prize and his A Time for Everything was a finalist for the Nordic Council Prize. My Struggle: Book One was a New Yorker Book of the Year and Book Two was listed among the Wall Street Journal's 2013 Books of the Year. In 2014, Book Three was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His new autobiographical quartet is based on the four seasons. Autumn was relased in August 2017. (Bowker Author Biography)