A New Name: Septology VI-VII

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2022 International Booker Prize, Finalist
2022 National Book Award, Finalist
New York Times Editors’ Choice


"With Septology, Fosse has found a new approach to writing fiction, different from what he has written before and—it is strange to say, as the novel enters its fifth century—different from what has been written before. Septology feels new."—WYATT MASON, HARPERS

Asle is an aging painter and widower who lives alone on the west coast of Norway. His only friends are his neighbor, Åsleik, a traditional fisherman-farmer, and Beyer, a gallerist who lives in the city. There, in Bjørgvin, lives another Asle, also a painter but lonely and consumed by alcohol. Asle and Asle are doppelgängers—two versions of the same person, two versions of the same life. Written in melodious and hypnotic “slow prose,” A New Name is the final installment of Jon Fosse’s Septology, “a major work of Scandinavian fiction” (Hari Kunzru) and an exquisite metaphysical novel about love, art, God, friendship, and the passage of time.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
February 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
220
Pages
PUBLISHER
Transit Books
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
1.5
MB

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