Monsterhuman (Norwegian Literature) (Paperback)

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When Kjersti A. Skomsvold was seventeen years old and about to start engineering studies at college, she found herself almost unable to move. "Laid out like a relic" in a nursing home, she listens to an old woman dying, watches her boyfriend drift away, and makes compendious lists of her worries (that she will have to go speed-dating in a wheelchair, that she will be afraid and in pain for the rest of her life). She also begins to compose a novel on Post-it notes that she sticks on the wall above her bed.

Monsterhuman is an autofictional tour de force--a funny, sad, astoundingly energetic novel about suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, the power of writing, and twenty-first-century literary life.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781628971804
ISBN-10: 1628971800
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: September 29th, 2017
Pages: 525
Language: English
Series: Norwegian Literature