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The morning star

Knausgård, Karl Ove, 1968-2021
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One long night in August, Arne and Tove are staying with their children in their summer house in southern Norway. Their friend Egil has his own place nearby. 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. It brings with it a mysterious sense of foreboding. Strange things start to happen as nine lives come together under the star. Hundreds of crabs amass on the road as Arne drives at night; Jostein receives a call about a death metal band found brutally murdered in a Satanic ritual; Kathrine conducts a funeral service for a man she met at the airport - but is he actually dead? The Morning Star is about life in all its mundanity and drama, the strangeness that permeates our world, and the darkness in us all.
Main title:
The morning star / by Karl Ove Knausgaard.
London : Harvill Secker, 2021.2021.
666 pages ; 24 cm.
Originally published in Norwegian under the title Morgenstjernen by Forlaget Oktober, Oslo.Translated from the Norwegian.
9781910701720 (paperback)
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