Knots

Stories
Product Number: EB00693273
Released: Jul 11, 2017
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374714994
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A mesmerizing collection of playfully surreal stories from one of Norway's most celebrated writers First published in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild yehaug's radical collection of short stories that range from the surreal to the oddly mundane, and prod the discomforts of mental, sexual, and familial bonds. In both precise short-shorts and ruminative longer tales, yehaug meanders through the tangled, jinxed, and unavoidable conflicts of love and desire. From young Rimbaud's thwarted passions to the scandalous disappearance of an entire family, these stories do the chilling work of tracing the outlines of what could have been in both the quietly morbid and the delightfully comical. A young man is born with an uncuttable umbilical cord and spends his life physically tethered to his mother; a tipsy uncle makes an uncomfortable toast with unforeseeable repercussions; and a dissatisfied deer yearns to be seen. As one character reflects, "You never know how things might turn out, you never know how anything will turn out, tomorrow the walls might fall down, the room disappear." Cleverly balancing the sensuous, the surreal, and the comical, yehaug achieves a playful familiarity with the absurd that never overreaches the needs of her stories. Full of characters who can't help tying knots in themselves and each other, these tales make the world just a little more strange, and introduce a major international voice of searing vision, grace, and humor.

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Author(s): Gunnhild Oyehaug
Original Publish Date: Jul 11, 2017

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Author(s): Gunnhild Oyehaug
Narrator(s): Heather Wilds
Product Number DD30713
Released: Jul 11, 2017
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781681685793
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Author(s): Gunnhild Oyehaug
Narrator(s): Heather Wilds
Product Number Z100105764
Released: Jul 11, 2017
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681685809

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