A Death in the Family (Min kamp #1)

by Karl Ove Knausgård, Don Bartlett

In this utterly remarkable novel Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with painful honesty about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpredictable father, and his bewilderment and grief on his father’sdeath.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 490 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.08 out of 5
  • Published March 7th 2013 by Vintage
  • Original Title: Min kamp 1
  • ISBN: 0099555166 (ISBN13: 9780099555162)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Min kamp #1
  • Literary Awards: The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Nominee for Shortlist (2014)
  • Best Translated Book Award Nominee for Fiction Longlist (2013)
  • Nordic Council Literature Prize Nominee (2010)
  • Brageprisen for Fiction (2009)
  • Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Nominee for Longlist (2013) ...more Morgenbladet Book of the Year Prize
  • Norwegian Critics' Prize
  • Bokhandlerprisen Nominee (2009)...less
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In this utterly remarkable novel Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with painful honesty about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpredictable father, and his bewilderment and grief on his father’s death. When Karl Ove becomes a father himself, he must balance the demands of caring for a young family with his determination to write great literature. In A Death in the Family Knausgaard has created a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives. A profoundly serious, gripping and hugely readable work written as if the author’s very life were at stake.