Long Live the Post Horn!

Vigdis Hjorth (Author) Charlotte Barslund (Translator)
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Description

A brilliant study of the mundane, full of unexpected detours and driving prose. Hjorth's novel ingeniously orbits the intimate stories that are possible only when a character has put words on paper and sent them through the post. - New York Times Book Review, "The Best Post Office Novel You Will Read Before the Election"

Vigdis Hjorth is one of my favorite contemporary writers. - Sheila Heti, author of Motherhood and How Should a Person Be?

From the author of the 2019 National Book Award Longlisted Will and Testament

Ellinor, a 35-year-old media consultant, has not been feeling herself; she's not been feeling much at all lately. Far beyond jaded, she picks through an old diary and fails to recognise the woman in its pages, seemingly as far away from the world around her as she's ever been. But when her coworker vanishes overnight, an unusual new task is dropped on her desk. Off she goes to meet the Norwegian Postal Workers Union, setting the ball rolling on a strange and transformative six months.

This is an existential scream of a novel about loneliness (and the postal service!), written in Vigdis Hjorth's trademark spare, rhythmic and cutting style.

Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Verso Fiction
Publish Date
September 15, 2020
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.7 X 0.7 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781788733137
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About the Author

Vigdis Hjorth is the author of over a dozen prize-winning and best-selling novels. Will and Testament was longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature and won the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize. She lives in Oslo.

Reviews

"A brilliant study of the mundane, full of unexpected detours and driving prose. Hjorth's novel ingeniously orbits the intimate stories that are possible only when a character has put words on paper and sent them through the post."
- John Freeman, New York Times Book Review, "The Best Post Office Novel You Will Read Before the Election"

"Vigdis Hjorth is one of my favorite contemporary writers."
- Sheila Heti, author of Motherhood and How Should a Person Be?

"The ordinary becomes vibrant and life-affirming in Long Live the Post Horn!, an engrossing novel about how even hopeless battles are worth fighting."
--Eileen Gonzalez, Foreword Reviews

"Quirky, unsettling."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Hjorth's substantive and witty novel of personal growth delivers on multiple levels."
--Publishers Weekly