This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.
Karl Ove Knausgaard will join us for a reception and booksigning.
To guarantee your chance to meet the author and receive a signed first edition of My Struggle, Book 4, preorder today using code KARL in the comments section.
Select "in-store pick-up" at Green Apple Books on the Park and we'll have the book waiting here for you.
Praise for Karl Knausgaard and My Struggle:
“Intense and vital... So powerfully alive to death... Where many contemporary writers would reflexively turn to irony, Knausgaard is intense and utterly honest, unafraid to voice universal anxieties..." - James Wood, The New Yorker
“My Struggle is an astonishing creation, in which Knausgaard invents a monstrous, tender, brutal, gentle, vain, humble, selfish, brilliant and banal man called Karl Ove Knausgaard, whose life he minutely documents.” - Booker Prize-winner Richard Flanagan
"The most significant literary enterprise of our times." - The Guardian
At eighteen years, old Karl Ove moves to a tiny fisherman's village in the far north of the arctic circle to work as a school teacher. No interest in the job itself, his intention is to save up enough money to travel while finding the space and time to start his writing career. Initially everything looks fine.
A family of four--mother, father and two boys--move to the South Coast of Norway to a new house on a newly developed site. It is the early 1970s and the family's trajectory, upwardly mobile: the future seems limitless.
Book Two of the six-volume literary masterwork My Struggle flows with the same raw energy and candor that ignited the series’ unprecedented bestselling run in Scandinavia, a virulent controversy, and an avalanche of literary awards. Knausgaard breaks down lived experience into its elementary particles, revealing the wounds and epiphanies of a truly examined life.
Almost ten years have passed since Karl Ove Knausgaard's father drank himself to death. Vulnerable and assailed by doubts, he is now embarking on a new novel.
The third volume—the book that made Knausgaard a phenomenon in the United States—in the addictive New York Times bestselling series
"[Book 2] sears the reader because Knausgaard is a passionate idealist [who] wants to fight the conformity and homogeneity of modern bourgeois existence." —James Wood, The New Yorker
A New York Times bestseller, My Struggle: Book 1 introduces American readers to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard.