The Faces

The Faces

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 26/01/2021
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From the acclaimed author of the Copenhagen Trilogy, a searing, haunting novel of a woman on the edge, portrayed with all the vividness of lived experience.

Copenhagen, 1968. Lise, a children's book writer and married mother of three, is increasingly haunted by disembodied faces and voices. She is convinced that her husband, already extravagantly unfaithful, will leave her. Most of all, she is scared that she will never write again. Yet as she descends into a world of pills and hospitals, she begins to wonder, is insanity really something to be feared, or does it bring a kind of freedom?

Translated by Tiina Nunnally

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241391914
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 114g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 7 mm

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The Faces
‘’Leave me alone’, she sobbed. ‘’I’ve never wanted anything else. I don’t care about the world. I just want to write and read; I just want to be myself.’’
‘’She could think about the words in peace, without fearing that new ones would appear before the night was over. During this time the night held the days ... READ MORE
Amalia Gkavea