My Struggle

My Struggle

Book 4

Book - 2015 | First Archipelago books edition
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"Book Four finds an eighteen-year-old Karl Ove in a tiny fishing village in Northern Norway, where he has been hired as a schoolteacher and is living on his own for the first time. When the ferocious winter takes hold, Karl Ove--in the company of the Håfjord locals, a warm and earthy group who have spent their lives working, drinking, joking together in close quarters--confronts private demons, reels from humiliations, and is elated by small victories. We are immersed, along with Karl Ove, in this world--sometimes claustrophobic, sometimes serenely beautiful--where memories and physical obsessions burn throughout the endless Arctic winter. In Book Four, Karl Ove must weigh the realities of his new life as a writer against everything he had believed it would be."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Archipelago Books, 2015
Edition: First Archipelago books edition
ISBN: 9780914671176
Characteristics: 485 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don - Translator


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LMcShaneCLE Feb 02, 2016

One of the reviewers called this installment of My Struggle - "portrait of the artist as a young lout." Apropos - I find my self addicted to Karl Ove's saga - and at the same time annoyed by his childish behavior evidenced in this book. While the book would be great for teens approaching adulthood - I don't think they have the benefit of hindsight to appreciate the lessons learned here.


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