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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.6 X 1.6 X 8.3 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

Linn Ullmann is an award-winning author, journalist, and literary critic. She has published four novels in thirty-three languages, all of them critically acclaimed international bestsellers: Before You Sleep, Stella Descending, Grace, and A Blessed Child. She received The Reader's Prize and the Amalie Skram Award for her literary work. Ullmann is a cofounder and former artistic director of the international artist residency foundation of the Bergman Estate on Faro. Linn lives in Oslo with her husband and children.


With singular imagination and generosity, Linn Ullmann breaks new ground in the art of memory, transporting us into the sources of magic in her life with her enchanting parents.--Honor Moore, author of The Bishop's Daughter
A brilliant meditation on time, mortality, and the limits of memory... Gorgeous and heartbreaking.
Gracefully exquisite, sharply funny, and richly poignant... Ullmann's homage to family, art, beauty, and love is resplendently vital, and enchantingly evocative.
Ullmann's prose... is plain, succinct and declarative, with currents of intensity flowing beneath the placid surface. The effect, in Thilo Reinhard's graceful English translation, is almost Didionesque, as the willed, witty detachment of the narrator's voice at once conceals and emphasizes the rawness of her emotions.
[An] exquisite and warm novel... Among Norway's contemporary writers, Ullmann might be the finest sentence by sentence. Here she blasts her story into fragments and puts it back together, piece by piece, with the artistry of someone who has always secretly known the broken things are most beautiful.
Unquiet is a wonderfully absorbing and moving family story told with a directness, naturalness, and grace that can only result from Linn Ullmann's close attention to the eloquent details of day-to-day life, her honest embrace of herself and the people close to her, and a keen sensitivity to language and the high demands of good writing.--Lydia Davis, author of The End of the Story