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The gradual disappearance of Jane Ashland
The gradual disappearance of Jane Ashland
Houm, Nicolai, 1974-2018
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An American woman wakes up alone in a tent in the Norwegian mountains. Outside a storm rages and the fog is dense. Her phone is dead. She doesn't have a map or a compass or any food. How she ended up there, and the tragic events of her past emerges over the course of this slim, gripping novel. We discover that she's a writer with a bad case of writer's block - she hasn't written a word since her husband and daughter died in a tragic car crash. As we watch Jane's life spiral out of control, we also see how she got here - her troubled parents and loving marriage. This beautifully written, compelling novel moves seamlessly between Jane's past, and the extraordinary landscape of the Norwegian mountains, as we gradually unpick the emotional drama that has led her to this lonely landscape.
Main title:
The gradual disappearance of Jane Ashland / Nicolai Houm ; translated from the Norwegian by Anna Paterson.
Imprint:
London : Pushkin Press, 2018.©2018
Collation:
188 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes:
"Where do you go when you've nothing left to lose?"--Cover.First published in Norway in 2016 as Jane Ashlands gradvise forsvinning.Translated from the Norwegian.
ISBN:
9781782273776 (paperback)1782273778 (paperback)
Dewey class:
839.8238
Language:
EnglishNorwegian
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryAdult FictionHOUMAvailable
Sandringham Library ExpressAdult FictionHOUMIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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