Some Rain Must Fall

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As the youngest student to be admitted to Bergen’s prestigious Writing Academy, Karl Ove arrives full of excitement and writerly aspirations. Soon though, he is stripped of his youthful illusions. His writing is revealed to be puerile and clichéd, and his social efforts are a dismal failure. He drowns his shame in drink and rock music. Then, little by little, things begin to change. He falls in love, gives up writing and the beginnings of an adult life take shape. That is, until his self-destructive binges and the irresistible lure of the writer’s struggle pull him back. In this latest instalment of the ‘My Struggle’ cycle, KnausgÃ¥rd writes with unflinching honesty to deliver the full drama of everyday life.

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An exhilarating story of ambition, joy and failure in early manhood from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard.

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As the youngest student to be admitted to Bergen’s prestigious Writing Academy, Karl Ove arrives full of excitement and writerly aspirations. Soon though, he is stripped of his youthful illusions. His writing is revealed to be puerile and clichéd, and his social efforts are a dismal failure. He drowns his shame in drink and rock music.

Then, little by little, things begin to change. He falls in love, gives up writing and the beginnings of an adult life take shape. That is, until his self-destructive binges and the irresistible lure of the writer’s struggle pull him back.

‘Breathtaking… Knausgaard has a rare talent for making everyday life seem fascinating’
The Times

Additional information

Weight 0.484 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

663

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

839.8238 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K