Wait, Blink: A Perfect Picture of Inner Life: A Novel

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4.4 X 7.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Gunnhild Øyehaug is an award-winning Norwegian poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her story collection Knots was published by FSG in 2017, and Wait, Blink has been made into the acclaimed film Women in Oversized Men's Shirts. She has also worked as a coeditor of the literary journals Vagant and Kraftsentrum. Øyehaug lives in Bergen, where she teaches creative writing.

Kari Dickson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grew up bilingual. She has a BA in Scandinavian studies and an MA in translation. Before becoming a translator, she worked in theater in London and Oslo. She teaches in the Scandinavian department at the University of Edinburgh.

"Wait, Blink is a novel of teeming originality that will rewire your brain and gleefully eclipse whole libraries of lesser fiction." --Ryan Chapman, BOMB

"Expansive, intimate, and filled to the brim with delight, Gunnhild Øyehaug's first novel is devoted to the unexpected connections between lonesome individuals, mundane rituals, jellyfish, death, oversized men's shirts, and a thousand other things too astonishing to spoil in this sentence. I truly loved this wide-eyed, all-embracing wonder of a book." --Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine and Intimations

"Wait, Blink is a thrillingly expansive novel filled with giddy riffs on everything from kung fu to the life of mussels in a seabed. Gunnhild Øyehaug is one of the most exciting writers working today." ---Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation

"I have been captivated by Gunnhild Øyehaug's wit, imagination, ironic social commentary, and fearless embrace of any and every form of storytelling." --Lydia Davis, author of Can't and Won't

"[Øyehaug's] work is playful, often surreal, intellectually rigorous, and brief . . . Øyehaug is intensely interested in consciousness, and in the pictures consciousness makes; this emphasis constantly humanizes her experiments in abstraction and the fantastical." ---James Wood, The New Yorker