By Gunnhild Øyehaug,Kari Dickson
A enchanting choice of playfully surreal tales from one in all Norway’s such a lot celebrated writers
First released in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild Øyehaug’s radical number of brief tales that variety from the surreal to the oddly mundane, and prod the discomforts of psychological, sexual, and familial bonds.
In either special short-shorts and ruminative longer stories, Øyehaug meanders during the tangled, jinxed, and unavoidable conflicts of affection and wish. From younger Rimbaud’s thwarted passions to the scandalous disappearance of a whole kin, those tales do the chilling paintings of tracing the outlines of what might have been in either the quietly morbid and the delightfully comical. a tender guy is born with an uncuttable umbilical twine and spends his lifestyles bodily tethered to his mom; a tipsy uncle makes an uncomfortable toast with unforeseeable repercussions; and a upset deer yearns to be obvious. As one personality displays, “You by no means know the way issues may possibly prove, you by no means understand how something will end up, the next day to come the partitions may possibly collapse, the room disappear.”
Cleverly balancing the sensuous, the surreal, and the comical, Øyehaug achieves a playful familiarity with the absurd that by no means overreaches the wishes of her tales. jam-packed with characters who can’t support tying knots in themselves and every different, those stories make the area a little more unusual, and introduce a big foreign voice of searing imaginative and prescient, grace, and humor.
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