One August night in southern Norway, Arne and Tove are with their boys in their summer house; their friend Egil lives nearby. Kathrine, a priest, flies home from a Bible seminar, questioning her marriage. Journalist Jostein is out drinking, while his wife Turid, a psychiatric nurse, has one of her patients escape. Above them all, a star suddenly blazes forth in the sky, and strange things start happening. In this New York Times Notable Book, Karl Ove Knausgaard sets the real world against the ones we create for ourselves as we try to make sense of our lives.
"[Knausgaard] reveals himself to be a surprise master of the uncanny…. This is a thoughtful, highly readable novel, packed with ideas and exciting flourishes."—LATimes