Én af os sover

Én af os sover handler om kærlighed. Romanen er en skildring af en ung kvindes smerte og desillusion, et portræt af kærlighedstabet. Samtidig er det en beretning om umuligheden af helt at tage afsked og glemme, en insisteren på at der findes en kærlighed, der overskrider tid og sted.

Lyriske passager brydes af hård realisme: et ønske om at se tingene, som de er, og at gøre sig fri af den andens blik. Blive sig selv – ikke på trods af, men i kraft af den fortsatte erindring om det, der var.

 

“Klougart’s graceful and precise language propels the novel through a succession of images that justify the vagueness of that feeling, what is eventually described as something akin to ‘separating an egg, passing the yolk from hand to hand, the fragile yolk that might break at any moment.’ This is a beguiling conjuring of consciousness.’” —Publishers Weekly

“Therein lies Klougart’s genius. She renders the emotional landscape in impressionistic soft focus. The speaker’s voice arrests because it conveys more than setting, plot, or character development—it transmits powerful feelings.” —Lanie Tankard, World Literature Today

“Klougart delivers a sustained meditation on love, loss, and alienation.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Klougart has been called Denmark’s Virginia Woolf, and it’s easy to see why. Her writing is poetic and sensitive…digging deep to the core of universal themes and human psychology.” —Cassidy Foust, Literary Hub

“Klougart deftly transports us into another person’s mind while simultaneously showing us our own.” —Rachel S. Cordasco, Bookishly Witty

“Klougart has crafted a rich novel. Her evocative explorations of how words and life work in tandem to tease meaning from the seemingly inexplicable and random events of life combine to create a novel that is richly creative and boldly written.” —Eric Maroney, Colorado Review

“Denmark’s pre-eminent postmodernist writer.”
—Fjords Magazine

“A dolorous, yet beautifully composed work of failed love, loss, and lament. The star of Klougart’s book is her gorgeous, evocative imagery and emotional acuity.” —Jeremy Garber, Three Percent

“A consistently compelling read from beginning to end.”
—Midwest Book Review

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