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Wait, Blink

Unabridged   7 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/05/2018

National Book Award Translated Literature Longlist 2018
Kirkus Best of 2018

Wait, Blink

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681685816
Digital Download ISBN:9781681685823


From award-winning Norwegian writer Gunnhild Øyehaug comes a novel about desire and dreams, women and men, love and what it means to dare to be yourself.

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Product Description

Full of the playfulness that drew acclaim for her story collection Knots, Gunnhild Øyehaug's first novel to be translated into English is a jolt of desire and imagination, romance and regret: a fable about what it means to own up to the intractable weirdness of being alive.

Sigrid is a young literature student trying to find her own voice, but when she falls in love with an older, established author, she finds herself overwhelmed by his ideas and lifestyle. Trine, an outrageous performance artist, has recently and reluctantly become a mother, but is finding it increasingly difficult to balance the care of her child with her outsized ambitions. Linnea is an aspiring director scouting filming locations in Copenhagen, but her hopelessly smitten producer already knows that this movie will never be made.

Written from a lively God's-eye view, darting in and out of these and other characters’ stories at will, and painting a world that is both frightening and joyously ridiculous, Wait, Blink traces the absurd collisions and intersections of people who may never, in reality, meet. Filled with wild associations, quotations, coincidences, fantasies, and jokes, it tramples on traditional storytelling in ways that are both hilarious and profound.

Author Bio

Gunnhild Øyehaug is an award-winning Norwegian poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her novel Wait, Blink was made into the acclaimed film Women in Oversized Men's Shirts. She has also worked as a coeditor of the literary journals Vagant and Kraftsentrum. Gunnhild lives in Bergen where she teaches creative writing.