Septology — WINNER OF THE 2023 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE-9781804270066

Septology — WINNER OF THE 2023 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE by Fosse, Jon, Searls, Damion

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Author: Fosse, Jon, Searls, Damion

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 2 November 2022 by Fitzcarraldo Editions in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 825 pages
112 x 197 x 37 | 506g

What makes us who we are? And why do we lead one life and not another? Asle, an ageing painter and widower who lives alone on the southwest coast of Norway, is reminiscing about his life. His only friends are his neighbour, Åsleik, a traditional fisherman-farmer, and Beyer, a gallerist who lives in the city. There, in Bjørgvin, lives another Asle, also a painter but lonely and consumed by alcohol. Asle and Asle are doppelgängers – two versions of the same person, two versions of the same life, both grappling with existential questions about death, love, light and shadow, faith and hopelessness. Jon Fosse’s Septology is a transcendent exploration of the human condition, and a radically other reading experience – incantatory, hypnotic, and utterly unique.