Virtual Event: Karl Ove Knausgaard
The Morning Star:
in conversation with LAUREN OYLER
September 30, 2021
8:00 PM ET
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Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Community Bookstore welcome KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD—the bestselling, award-winning author of the renowned My Struggle series—for a discussion of his latest novel, The Morning Star. He will be joined in conversation by celebrated book critic LAUREN OYLER, author of Fake Accounts: A Novel.
All tickets include one hardcover copy of The Morning Star and one bookplate signed by the author. U.S. shipping also included. Books will be shipped to ticket-holders following the event. Please note: we are unable to ship internationally.
Please note: This event will be pre-recorded.
About The Morning Star
It's a normal night in August. Literature professor Arne and artist Tove are with their children at the resort in Sørlandet. Their friend, Egil, a driver by day, is staying in a cabin nearby. Kathrine, a priest, is on her way home from a seminar, the journalist Jostein is out on the town, and his wife Turid, who is an assistant nurse, has a night shift. Above them all, a huge star suddenly appears in the sky. No one, not even the astronomers, knows for sure what kind of phenomenon it is. Is there a star burning itself out? Why then has no one seen it before? Or is it a brand new star? Slowly the interest in the news subsides, and life goes on, but not quite as before, for unusual phenomena begin to occur on the fringes of human existence. Over these days in August, the characters the novel follows will each understand what is happening differently, and all face new struggles in their own lives.
The Morning Star is a novel about what we do not understand, about great drama seen through the limited lens of little lives. But first and foremost, it is a novel about what happens when the dark forces in the world are set free.
Praise for The Morning Star
“Knausgaard’s first traditional novel since the 2008 translation of A Time for Everything offers a dark and enthralling story of the appearance of a new star . . . Knausgaard wheels wildly and successfully through various forms. His focus on the beauty and terror of the mundane will resonate with fans of My Struggle . . . For the author it’s a marvelous new leap.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)
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