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Knutar +


Knutar, som kom ut i 2004, har no fått eit plusstillegg: fire noveller frå Stol og ekstase (2006). Knutar + er ei samling korte noveller som fortel om mentale, seksuelle, familiære band, om kjærleik, om innfløkte, nødvendige og uunngåelege situasjonar, forknytte og ikkje fullt så forknytte menneske. Novellene balanserer mellom det sanselege, det surrealistiske og det komiske: Vi møter til dømes ein misnøgd hjort, ein mann som er knytt til si eiga mor gjennom ein ubryteleg navlestreng, ei ung kvinne som er hemmeleg forelska i sin dødssjuke besteven, og ein noko merkverdig ufo.

Om Knutar +

«A Norwegian master of the short story»
James Wood, The New Yorker

«Frå første gong eg las Knutar på originalspråket nynorsk, har eg vore fanga av Gunnhild Øyehaugs vidd, fantasi, ironiske samfunnskommentar, og fryktlause omfemning av ei kvar form for historieforteljing. Dette er historier å nyte, inspirerande både som kunstverk og i menneskeinnsikt. Kor heldig at vi no kan lese dei i Kari Dicksons glitrande og magisk trufaste engelske språkdrakt.»
Lydia Davis, forfattar

«A near-perfect collection about the knots we tie ourselves into and the countless ways we intertwine in the pursuit of sex, love, compassion, and family.»
Kirkus Reviews Issue, May 1st, 2017

«The 27 stories in Gunnhild Øyehaug's collection Knots are erotic, mysterious, awkward, precise. [...] Her stories are delicate yet resilient. No, her stories are delicately resilient. This is what makes them so ruthless and perfect. And imperfect, as well.
Kasia van Schaik, Los Angeles Review of Books

«This exceptionally sharp collection of short stories by Norwegian writer Øyehaug transforms everyday human encounters into moments of surreal beauty, punctuated by funny, simple, observational humor.»
Diego Báes, Booklist

«Emotional and mental knots are as binding and problematic as physical ones in these surreal and memorable stories [...] No matter how experimental, the stories benefit from Øyehaug’s skill at creating fully realized characters. She treats these individuals with compassion, humor, and occasional severity—and they in turn ensure the stories in Knots are consistently surprising and memorable.»
Victoria Patterson, ZYZZYVA

«In an offbeat collection from a Norwegian writer, small marvels enhance the ordinary. Replete with IKEA crises, uncuttable umbilical cords, and lewd eulogies, these stories will have you laughing at the strange way "the world has organized today for you.»
O - The Oprah Magazine

«...none of these stories are straightforward or easy to forget. Knots is the work of an idiosyncratic master.»
Hank Stephenson, Shelf Awareness

«The stories stand well on their own; a few have overlapping characters and storylines; read together, they give a sense of a strange community. I imagine a small town under a lot of snow, a bruised umbilical cord twisting through the streets, each inhabitant tied to it with an unbreakable knot.»
Olga Zilberbourg, The Common

«Each of her stories are unique and told in a manner which provides the most impact in the least amount of words.[...] I am so happy this book found its way into my hands.»
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