Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/11/2022
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Enter Fosse’s Beckettian dreamscape - you won’t regret it
When you first open Jon Fosse’s Septology, either the single volume or book one of the trilogy originally released - A New Name, it may take you some time ... READ MORE
Adam Atkins
Worth Every Page
I will miss absolutely everything about this novel. A transformative reading experience, I feel like I understand more of myself now.
Aaron Myles


What makes us who we are? And why do we lead one life and not another? Asle, an ageing painter and widower who lives alone on the southwest coast of Norway, is reminiscing about his life. His only friends are his neighbour, Asleik, a traditional fisherman-farmer, and Beyer, a gallerist who lives in the city. There, in Bjorgvin, lives another Asle, also a painter but lonely and consumed by alcohol. Asle and Asle are doppelgangers - two versions of the same person, two versions of the same life, both grappling with existential questions about death, love, light and shadow, faith and hopelessness. Jon Fosse's Septology is a transcendent exploration of the human condition, and a radically other reading experience - incantatory, hypnotic, and utterly unique.

  • Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
  • ISBN: 9781804270066
  • Number of pages: 825
  • Dimensions: 197 x 114 mm

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