By Karl Ove Knausgaard
‘Rare and Ruthless... might be the main major literary company of our occasions’ Guardian
Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the younger Karl Ove, new homes, periods and pals are met with manic pleasure and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of strength, benevolent on the subject of his doting mom, tyrannical when it comes to his merciless father.
In the now infamously direct variety of the My Struggle cycle, Knausgaard describes a time within which victories and defeats are felt keenly and each try out at self-definition is pissed off. it is a publication approximately relations, reminiscence and the way we by no means turn into particularly what we got down to be.
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