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Karate Chop

Dorthe Nors

£7.99

Translated by  Martin Aitken

Paperback

96 pp

Published 31/08/2017

9781782274322

In these glittering, very funny stories, the acclaimed Danish writer Dorthe Nors sketches ordinary lives taking unexpected turns: a son’s love for his father is tested when he suddenly discovers its fragility; a woman in an abusive relationship seeks to better understand the choices she has made; a man with dreams of self improvement is haunted by deceit; and a daughter watches on silently as her mother’s search for meaning ends in madness.

Blending compassion with dark delight, Nors conjures up a flawed, unsettlingly familiar world with each cautionary glance – as fresh moments of wonder, romance and frail beauty are unexpectedly infiltrated by depravity, isolation and despair.

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In these glittering, very funny stories, the acclaimed Danish writer Dorthe Nors sketches ordinary lives taking unexpected turns: a son’s love for his father is tested when he suddenly discovers its fragility; a woman in an abusive relationship seeks to better understand the choices she has made; a man with dreams of self improvement is haunted by deceit; and a daughter watches on silently as her mother’s search for meaning ends in madness.

Blending compassion with dark delight, Nors conjures up a flawed, unsettlingly familiar world with each cautionary glance – as fresh moments of wonder, romance and frail beauty are unexpectedly infiltrated by depravity, isolation and despair.

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Weight 0.3 kg