My Struggle

My Struggle

Book Three, Boyhood

Book - 2014
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"A family of four--mother, father and two boys--move to the South Coast of Norway to a new house on a newly developed site. It's the early 1970s and the family's trajectory: upwardly mobile. The future seems limitless. In painstaking, sometimes self-lacerating detail, Knausgaard paints a world familiar to anyone who can recall the intensity and novelty of childhood experience, one in which children and adults lead parallel lives that never meet"--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, ©2014
ISBN: 9781935744863
Branch Call Number: KNAUSGA
Characteristics: 427 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don
Alternative Title: Boyhood island
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In Volume 3 of My Struggle, the narrator goes back to reexamine his childhood in the 1970s. While the first two books were told from the perspective of an adult looking back on his childhood, this volume is told from a child's perspective.

In Volume 3 of My Struggle, the narrator goes back to reexamine his childhood in the 1970s. While the first two books were told from the perspective of an adult looking back on his childhood, this volume is told from a child's perspective.


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LMcShaneCLE Oct 23, 2015

This is my favorite Karl Ove volume - so far. I wish that teens today might read it to gain the insight Karl Ove provides in retrospective. His writing is so fresh and vivid - readers will be especially captivated by this volume of his life. The pain of living with a difficult father and a spaced-out mom. So many moments.

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