A Novel

Linn Ullmann (Author)

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“Plain, succinct and declarative, with currents of intensity flowing beneath the placid surface. . . . Didionesque.” —A. O. Scott, New York Times Book Review

A heartbreaking and darkly funny portrait of the intricacies of family life, Unquiet is a stunning, genre- bending meditation on time, memory, and language, on growing up and growing old.

“Ullmann has formed a book out of the explicit landmarks of her lived life. . . . The form of the book, however, isn’t documentary, but, rather, fragmentary, the way memory is. . . . The clarity and lack of fetter is characteristic of Ullmann’s way of seeing the world in prose.” —Wyatt Mason, New York Times Magazine

“[An] exquisite and warm novel. . . . Among Norway’s contemporary writers, Ullmann might be the finest sentence by sentence.” — John Freeman, LitHub

“In its very form replicating the fitful progress of memory, it is written and translated . . . with care, insight, a keen sensitivity to the value of every word, and a generous embrace of human strength and weaknesses.” — Lydia Davis, Times Literary Supplement

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming January 2020
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35765-3
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 288 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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