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Novel 11, Book 18 Hardcover – Dec 16 2008

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Harvill Secker (Dec 16 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843432110
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843432111
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 2.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #843,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"He's a kind of surrealistic writer... I think that's serious literature" -- Haruki Murakami "An utterly hypnotic and utterly humane writer" -- James Wood New Yorker "Without question Norway's bravest, most intelligent novelist" -- Per Petterson "Bleak, funny, brilliantly observed" The Times "Unexpectedly moving...a wry, fantastic book" -- Books of The Year Irish Times

About the Author

Dag Solstad has been a central figure in Norwegian literature since his debut in 1965 and is now considered to be the country's leading contemporary author. His work has consistently won critical acclaim and numerous Norwegian literary prizes. His first novel to be translated into English, Shyness and Dignity, was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2006.

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