Synopses & Reviews
Johan has sometimes been fortunate but never particularly successful: he lost his job for a breach of professional integrity, and he and his son havent spoken in eight years. His greatest happiness-his grace-is his competent, confident wife Mai, who loves him unreservedly. Now, with six months to live, and with Mais help, he intends to die well. But as he broods on the pleasures and regrets of his life, and death slowly envelops him, Johans resolution begins to waver. Morally intricate and full of sly humor, Grace is a touching and unexpectedly dramatic exploration of the territory between life and death.
About the Author
Linn Ullmann is a graduate of New York University, where she studied English literature and began work on a Ph.D. She returned to her native Oslo in 1990 to pursue a career in journalism. A prominent literary critic, she also writes a column for Norways leading morning newspaper. She lives in Oslo with her husband and their children.
Linn Ullmanns Stella Descending is available in Anchor paperback.
Translated from the Norwegian by Barbara Haveland.
From the Hardcover edition.