Child, The

Kjersti A. Skomsvold, Martin Aitken

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Granta Books

Published: 5th May '22


A lyrical account of motherhood and intimacy – both nurturing and enlivening and taut with fear – from a prizewinning Norwegian author.

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‘Written with memorable precision and love’ Sarah Moss ‘Raw and shimmering’ Liz Berry The woman has given birth. Now she holds her second child in her arms, a tiny mystery. The world is new and full of surprises, even though dangers lurk behind every corner; a car out of control, disease ever present in the air, the unforgiving speed of time. As she speaks to the child, the story of her life emerges. A story of a body worn down by illness, of heartbreak, of a lover stolen and of happiness finally found. In iridescent prose, Skomsvold paints a portrait of the artist as a mother, and reckons with the sharp compromises and quiet joys that make up a life.

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Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
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