"Knopen" is a prize-winning collection of stories that are full of originality. With her light-footed and precise style, Gunnhild Øyehaug sketches vulnerable characters who become entangled in their own shortcomings. In doing so, she balances skillfully between the comical, the strange and the painful. Øyehaug's work is compared to that of Lydia Davis, who is also her biggest advocate internationally.
'I was gripped by Øyehaug's humor and fantasy, her ironic comments on social life, and the courage to use all possible and impossible ways to tell a story.' Lydia Davis
'A Norwegian master in the genre. Øyehaug's work is playful, sometimes surreal, unmistakably intellectual and pointed. "The New Yorker
"A nearly perfect collection of stories." Kirkus Reviews
Material: Paperback / Size: 19x14x1.7 cm / Weight: 224 g / Pages: 151 / Illustrations: No / Language: Dutch