The Morning Star


It’s a typical summer night in August. Literature professor Arne and artist Tove are with their children at a summer house in southern Norway. Their friend Egil is staying nearby. Kathrine, a priest, is on her way home from a seminar, journalist Jostein is out on the town, and his wife, Turid, an assistant nurse, is on the night shift. Above them all, a huge star suddenly appears blazing in the sky. No one knows what this phenomenon might be. Is it a star burning itself out? But why, then, has no one seen it before? Is it a brand new star? Life goes on, but not quite as before, as strange things start to happen on the fringes of human existence. ‘The Morning Star’ is a novel about what we do not understand, about great drama seen through the ordinary lens of life. But first and foremost, it is about what happens when the dark forces in the world are set free.

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Nine lives will be changed forever in the exhilarating new novel from the international bestseller.

‘Addictive’ Daily Telegraph

‘Knausgaard retains the ability to lock you, as if in a tractor beam, into his storytelling’ New York Times

One long night in August, Arne and Tove are staying with their children in their summer house in southern Norway. Kathrine, a priest, is flying home from a Bible seminar, questioning her marriage. Journalist Jostein is out drinking for the night, while his wife, Turid, a nurse at a psychiatric care unit, is on a nightshift when one of her patients escapes.

Above them all, a huge star suddenly appears blazing in the sky, and so begins a series of mysterious events. For these six, and three others, life is about to become ever more surprising and unruly…

‘I read The Morning Star compulsively, and stayed awake all night after finishing it’ Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life

‘Brilliant storytelling… Epic’ Independent

‘Captivating’ Observer

Additional information

Weight 0.495 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.7 cm










1st paperback ed


839.8238 (edition:23)


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