Dancing In The Dark My Struggle 4

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18-years-old and fresh out of high school, Karl Ove KnausgÃ¥rd moves to a tiny fisherman’s village far north of the polar circle to work as a school teacher. He has no interest in the job itself – or in any other job for that matter. His intention is to save up enough money to travel while finding the space and time to start his writing career. Initially everything looks fine: he writes his first few short stories, finds himself accepted by the hospitable locals and receives flattering attention from several beautiful local girls. But then, as the darkness of the long polar nights start to cover the beautiful landscape, his life begins to take a darker turn.

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A beautiful, funny, vital novel of teenage years and teenage mistakes from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard.

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Fresh out of high school, Karl Ove moves to a remote fishing village to work as a teacher. He has no interest in the job itself – or in any other job for that matter, his sole aim is to save money and start writing.

All goes well to begin with but as the nights grow longer, his life takes a darker turn. Drinking causes him blackouts, his repeated attempts at losing his virginity end in humiliation, and to his own great distress he develops romantic feelings towards one of his 13-year-old students. And all the while the shadow of his father looms large.

‘Beautifully human… Being drawn into Knausgaard’s world is an ineluctable pleasure’
The Times

Additional information

Weight 0.405 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

548

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

839.8238 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K