So Much for That Winter: Novellas

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$15.00
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Graywolf Press
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160
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5.2 X 0.4 X 8.0 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
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Paperback
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9781555977429
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About the Author

Dorthe Nors received the 2014 Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize for Karate Chop, which Publishers Weeklynamed one of the best books of 2014. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and A Public Space.

Reviews

How often can we honestly say that a book is unlike anything else? Yet here it is, unique in form and effect. "The Guardian"
"["So Much For That Winter" presents] an edgy evocation of contemporary life. Nors is a creator of small spaces; her fiction is relentless, edgy, brief." "Kirkus Reviews"

Minna Needs Rehearsal Space shows Nors s economy and perceptiveness. . . . The reader is treated to a cathartic and suspenseful climax." "Publishers Weekly "

" So Much for That Winter" is uniquely composed, yet eminently readable. Nors's experimental style permits a sidelong glance, not only into perhaps the scaffolding upon which stories are built, but also the spaces between things much as a painting or song reveals itself in the interims between brushstrokes or notes.
Jeremy Garber, Powell s City of Books, Portland, OR"

A PUBLIC SPACE BOOK
FORMALLY INVENTIVE AND EMOTIONALLY CHARGED NOVELLAS BY A MAJOR NEW VOICE IN EUROPEAN LITERATURE ("BOOK TRUST")

How often can we honestly say that a book is unlike anything else? Yet here it is, unique in form and effect. "The Guardian"

["So Much for That Winter" is] one of the speediest and most intriguing of this year s summer books. . . . The rhythm of Nors work, shaped from headlines, fragments and status updates, is eerily familiar. Her innovative novellas hold a mirror to our disjointed times. BBC

Nors writing is by turns witty, gut wrenching, stark and lyrical. Her characters seesaw between longing for human connection and the space in which to lick their wounds. That she achieves all this while experimenting with form is something of an impossible feat. . . . Nors has created an exciting and artful literary diptych. "Los Angeles Times "

"So Much for That Winter "is not only about our hyperconnected yet atomized times but ingeniously of them as well. The novellas are daring formal experiments that simultaneously evoke and critique the feeling of online life. "Slate"

"Nors' use of unconventional storytelling forms beautifully illustrates how modern life has both veered from tradition and become constrained by its conventions. . . . With her keen eye fixed on the power of small, everyday moments, "So Much for that Winter" is a wonderful reminder, both in form and function, of the unexpected joys present in each day." "Cedar Rapids Gazette "

Though they make up the traffic of our online lives, lists and headlines have never felt so alive, so uncomfortable, so raw as they do when Nors writes them. "Seattle Weekly "

[Dorthe Nors] experiments with form as a means to explore the rich inner lives of her characters. There s great humor and unflinching pathos in her examination of modern life in all of its absurdity and loneliness. "BOMB Magazine "

Nors is a wholly unique voice in contemporary literature: a maximalist working within minimalist forms, hammering her prose into those shapes that will better amplify its power. "The Rumpus "

"["So Much For That Winter" presents] an edgy evocation of contemporary life. Nors is a creator of small spaces; her fiction is relentless, edgy, brief." "Kirkus Reviews"

"Minna Needs Rehearsal Space" shows Nors s economy and perceptiveness. . . . The reader is treated to a cathartic and suspenseful climax." "Publishers Weekly "

If forevermore we are obliged to think in headlines and status updates, let us sound like Dorthe Nors. "Bookswept "

"Nors addresses crucial questions of contemporary existence with great humor and humanity. . . . Nors' gaze is intimate and unflinching as she examines the isolation that arises from a plugged-in world." "Sycamore Review "

In ["So Much for That Winter"] there is inventiveness and motion, angst and loss, puzzles and minor epiphanies. . . . Nors packs much into her telegraphic works. . . . [The novellas] contain despair, grief, family conflicts, aesthetic pursuits, and the mundane; the two narrators are present, flesh, bone, heart, and spirit. "Numero Cinq "

Simply gorgeous. Max Porter, author of "Grief Is the Thing With Feathers "

" So Much for That Winter" is uniquely composed, yet eminently readable. Nors's experimental style permits a sidelong glance, not only into perhaps the scaffolding upon which stories are built, but also the spaces between things much as a painting or song reveals itself in the interims between brushstrokes or notes.
Jeremy Garber, Powell s City of Books, Portland, OR"

A PUBLIC SPACE BOOK
FORMALLY INVENTIVE AND EMOTIONALLY CHARGED NOVELLAS BY A MAJOR NEW VOICE IN EUROPEAN LITERATURE (BOOK TRUST)

How often can we honestly say that a book is unlike anything else? Yet here it is, unique in form and effect. The Guardian

[So Much for That Winter is] one of the speediest and most intriguing of this year s summer books. . . . The rhythm of Nors work, shaped from headlines, fragments and status updates, is eerily familiar. Her innovative novellas hold a mirror to our disjointed times. BBC

Nors writing is by turns witty, gut wrenching, stark and lyrical. Her characters seesaw between longing for human connection and the space in which to lick their wounds. That she achieves all this while experimenting with form is something of an impossible feat. . . . Nors has created an exciting and artful literary diptych. Los Angeles Times

So Much for That Winter is not only about our hyperconnected yet atomized times but ingeniously of them as well. The novellas are daring formal experiments that simultaneously evoke and critique the feeling of online life. Slate

"Nors' use of unconventional storytelling forms beautifully illustrates how modern life has both veered from tradition and become constrained by its conventions. . . . With her keen eye fixed on the power of small, everyday moments, So Much for that Winter is a wonderful reminder, both in form and function, of the unexpected joys present in each day." Cedar Rapids Gazette

Though they make up the traffic of our online lives, lists and headlines have never felt so alive, so uncomfortable, so raw as they do when Nors writes them. Seattle Weekly

[Dorthe Nors] experiments with form as a means to explore the rich inner lives of her characters. There s great humor and unflinching pathos in her examination of modern life in all of its absurdity and loneliness. BOMB Magazine

Nors is a wholly unique voice in contemporary literature: a maximalist working within minimalist forms, hammering her prose into those shapes that will better amplify its power. The Rumpus

"[So Much For That Winter presents] an edgy evocation of contemporary life. Nors is a creator of small spaces; her fiction is relentless, edgy, brief." Kirkus Reviews

Minna Needs Rehearsal Space shows Nors s economy and perceptiveness. . . . The reader is treated to a cathartic and suspenseful climax." Publishers Weekly

If forevermore we are obliged to think in headlines and status updates, let us sound like Dorthe Nors. Bookswept

"Nors addresses crucial questions of contemporary existence with great humor and humanity. . . . Nors' gaze is intimate and unflinching as she examines the isolation that arises from a plugged-in world." Sycamore Review

In [So Much for That Winter] there is inventiveness and motion, angst and loss, puzzles and minor epiphanies. . . . Nors packs much into her telegraphic works. . . . [The novellas] contain despair, grief, family conflicts, aesthetic pursuits, and the mundane; the two narrators are present, flesh, bone, heart, and spirit. Numero Cinq

A pair of novellas that are fantastically new in form yet have heart, slyness and soul. . . . Together, these delicate, delightful, moving novellas are rooted in soul-depths rarely plumbed with such glancing light. Jane Alison, author of Nine Island

Simply gorgeous. Max Porter, author of Grief Is the Thing With Feathers

So Much for That Winter is uniquely composed, yet eminently readable. Nors's experimental style permits a sidelong glance, not only into perhaps the scaffolding upon which stories are built, but also the spaces between things much as a painting or song reveals itself in the interims between brushstrokes or notes.
Jeremy Garber, Powell s City of Books, Portland, OR

"

A PUBLIC SPACE BOOK
FORMALLY INVENTIVE AND EMOTIONALLY CHARGED NOVELLAS BY "A MAJOR NEW VOICE IN EUROPEAN LITERATURE" (BOOK TRUST)

"How often can we honestly say that a book is unlike anything else? Yet here it is, unique in form and effect."--The Guardian

"[So Much for That Winter is] one of the speediest and most intriguing of this year's summer books. . . . The rhythm of Nors' work, shaped from headlines, fragments and status updates, is eerily familiar. Her innovative novellas hold a mirror to our disjointed times."--BBC

"Nors' writing is by turns witty, gut wrenching, stark and lyrical. Her characters seesaw between longing for human connection and the space in which to lick their wounds. That she achieves all this while experimenting with form is something of an impossible feat. . . . Nors has created an exciting and artful literary diptych." --Los Angeles Times

"So Much for That Winter is not only about our hyperconnected yet atomized times but ingeniously of them as well. The novellas are daring formal experiments that simultaneously evoke and critique the feeling of online life."--Slate

"Nors' use of unconventional storytelling forms beautifully illustrates how modern life has both veered from tradition and become constrained by its conventions. . . . With her keen eye fixed on the power of small, everyday moments, So Much for that Winter is a wonderful reminder, both in form and function, of the unexpected joys present in each day."--Cedar Rapids Gazette

"Though they make up the traffic of our online lives, lists and headlines have never felt so alive, so uncomfortable, so raw as they do when Nors writes them."--Seattle Weekly

"[Dorthe Nors] experiments with form as a means to explore the rich inner lives of her characters. There's great humor and unflinching pathos in her examination of modern life in all of its absurdity and loneliness." --BOMB Magazine
"Dorthe Nors's unique narrative style underlines both the loneliness of her characters and the jarring discontinuity of life in a postmodern world."--World Literature Today

"Nors is a wholly unique voice in contemporary literature: a maximalist working within minimalist forms, hammering her prose into those shapes that will better amplify its power."--The Rumpus

"[So Much For That Winter presents] an edgy evocation of contemporary life. Nors is a creator of small spaces; her fiction is relentless, edgy, brief."--Kirkus Reviews

"Minna Needs Rehearsal Space shows Nors's economy and perceptiveness. . . . The reader is treated to a cathartic and suspenseful climax."--Publishers Weekly

"If forevermore we are obliged to think in headlines and status updates, let us sound like Dorthe Nors." --Bookswept

"Nors addresses crucial questions of contemporary existence with great humor and humanity. . . . Nors' gaze is intimate and unflinching as she examines the isolation that arises from a plugged-in world."-- Sycamore Review

"In [So Much for That Winter] there is inventiveness and motion, angst and loss, puzzles and minor epiphanies. . . . Nors packs much into her telegraphic works. . . . [The novellas] contain despair, grief, family conflicts, aesthetic pursuits, and the mundane; the two narrators are present, flesh, bone, heart, and spirit."--Numero Cinq

"Until 2016, I never realized that what was missing from my life was a pair of formally experimental novellas, So Much for That Winter, translated from Danish, about contemporary loneliness and isolation. Dorthe Nors' formal innovation is playful but organic and necessary, entwined with character and subject. The writing is emotionally direct, unsentimental, and surprisingly moving. Genuine newness is always an achievement."--Chris Bachelder, Esquire Best Books of 2016

"A pair of novellas that are fantastically new in form yet have heart, slyness and soul. . . . Together, these delicate, delightful, moving novellas are rooted in soul-depths rarely plumbed with such glancing light."--Jane Alison, author of Nine Island

"Dorthe Nors's novella 'Minna Needs Rehearsal Space, ' in her book So Much for That Winter, set off fireworks in my brain: it's a story told in one- or two-sentence headlines. I loved the way that the mostly one-line paragraphs marched down the page in prickly self-containment, with a lot of white space that demands a certain kind of attention from the reader."--Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies

"Simply gorgeous."--Max Porter, author of Grief Is the Thing With Feathers

"So Much for That Winter is uniquely composed, yet eminently readable. Nors's experimental style permits a sidelong glance, not only into perhaps the scaffolding upon which stories are built, but also the spaces between things--much as a painting or song reveals itself in the interims between brushstrokes or notes."
--Jeremy Garber, Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR