Days In The History Of Silence: A Novel

August 27, 2013|
Days In The History Of Silence: A Novel by Merethe Lindstrom
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From the acclaimed Nordic Council Literature Prize winner, a story that reveals the devastating effects of mistaking silence for peace and feeling shame for inevitable circumstances
 
Eva and Simon have spent most of their adult lives together. He is a physician and she is a teacher, and they have three grown daughters and a comfortable home. Yet what binds them together isn’t only affection and solidarity but also the painful facts of their respective histories, which they keep hidden even from their own children. But after the abrupt dismissal of their housekeeper and Simon’s increasing withdrawal into himself, the past can no longer be repressed.
 
Lindstrøm has crafted a masterpiece about the grave mistakes we make when we misjudge the legacy of war, common prejudices, and our own strategies of survival.
Merethe Lindstrøm has published several novels and collections of short stories, and a children’s book. She was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize and for the Norwegian Critics’ Award in 2008 for her short-story collection The Guests. The same year, she received the Doubloug Prize for her entire literary work. Days in th...
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Title:Days In The History Of Silence: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.2 X 5.5 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.2 X 5.5 X 0.7 in
Published:August 27, 2013
Publisher:Other Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590515952

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