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Through the sublimely unreliable voice of its narrator, Karin, Before You Sleep reaches back from present-day Oslo to 1930s Brooklyn to relate the emotional legacies of the Blom family. Karin is both playful and melancholy-a serial seductress who defines herself in contrast to the women in her life: her mother, Anni, alluring, manipulative, and melodramatic; her sister Julie, a wife and mother undone by suspicions of her husband's infidelity; her aunt Selma, the world's angriest old woman; and her soldier-grandmother June who bets that Karin will be the best damn soldier of them all. Inventive and wise, funny and disquieting, Before You Sleep marks the arrival of a gifted new literary voice.

About the Author

Born in 1966, Linn Ullmann has lived most of her life in New York City and Oslo. A graduate of New York University, Ullmann has worked as a literary critic at one of Norway's leading newspapers since 1993. She currently lives in Oslo with her eight year old son.

Tiina Nunnally is an award-winning translator of Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish. Her translation for Peter Hoeg's Smilla's Sense of Snow, won the Lewis Galantiere Prize, given to the American Translators Association.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140298338
Translator:
Nunnally, Tiina
Author:
Nunnally, Tiina
Author:
Ullmann, Linn
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Oslo
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Brooklyn
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
SB-116
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.70x5.08x.57 in. .46 lbs.

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