Boyhood Island

Boyhood Island

Book - 2014
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The 3rd book of the My Struggle cycle (following A MAN IN LOVE) is set in a world where children and adults live parallel lives, ones that never meet. A family of four - mother, father and two boys - move to Sorland, to a new house on a new estate. It is the early 1970s, the children are small, the parents young and the future open. With insight and honesty, Karl Ove Knausgaard writes of a child's growing self-awareness, of how events of the past impact on the present, and of the desire for other ways of living and other worlds within what we know.
Publisher: London :, Harvill Secker,, 2014
ISBN: 9781846557231
Branch Call Number: F KNA
Characteristics: 490 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 04, 2015

Nowhere as good as "A Death in the Family," or "a Man in Love," the book is about Karl Ov'es childhood from about when he was five, until the end of Grade 7. Flashes of brilliant writing, but I had a hard time with Karl Ove "recalling" exhaustive details such as the colour of leaves, or who said what to who when he was a six year old.

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