Septology (Hardcover)

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By Jon Fosse, Damion Searls (Translator)
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A true masterpiece. Through the story of two eerily similiar artists, Fosse explores the permeable border between you & me. Lyrical, spiritual, contemplative and a perfect winter read filled with Scandinavian snowscapes. You'll see why Fosse is a perennial Nobel hopeful. 

Josh

— From Septology

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2022 International Booker Prize, Finalist
2022 National Book Award, Finalist
2022 National Book Critics Circle Award, Finalist
New York Times Editors' Choice
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker and Bookforum

What makes us who we are? And why do we lead one life and not another? Asle, an ageing painter and widower who lives alone on the southwest coast of Norway, is reminiscing about his life. His only friends are his neighbour, sleik, a traditional fisherman-farmer, and Beyer, a gallerist who lives in the city. There, in Bj rgvin, lives another Asle, also a painter but lonely and consumed by alcohol. Asle and Asle are doppelg ngers--two versions of the same person, two versions of the same life, both grappling with existential questions about death, love, light and shadow, faith and hopelessness. The three volumes of Jon Fosse's Septology--The Other Name, I is Another, and A New Name--collected in for the first time in this limited hardcover edition, are a transcendent exploration of the human condition, and a radically other reading experience--incantatory, hypnotic, and utterly unique.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781945492679
ISBN-10: 1945492678
Publisher: Transit Books
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2022
Pages: 600
Language: English