Often I am happy : a novel
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New York : Twelve, 2017.
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Central Adult Fiction
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This elegant and nuanced literary gem explores the intricacies of friendship, secrets, and two marriages, for fans of The Dinner and Dept. of Speculation. "Often I am happy and yet I want to cry; / For no heart fully shares my joy." -B.S. IngemannEllinor is seventy. Her husband Georg has just passed away, and she is struck with the need to confide in someone. She addresses Anna, her long-dead best friend, who was also Georg's first wife. Fully aware of the absurdity of speaking to someone who cannot hear her, Ellinor nevertheless finds it meaningful to divulge long-held secrets and burdens of her past: her mother's heartbreaking pride; Ellinor's courtship with her first husband; their seemingly charmed friendship with Anna and Georg; the disastrous ski trip that shattered the two couples' lives. Wry and mellow yet infused with subdued emotion, this philosophical, lyrical novel moves in parallel narrative threads while questioning the assumptions we cherish concerning identity and love.
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Book
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First edition.
Physical Desc:
169 pages ; 20.
Language:
English
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9781455570072, 1455570079

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Ellinor is seventy. Her husband Georg has just passed away, and she is struck with the need to confide in someone. She addresses Anna, her long-dead best friend, who was also Georg's first wife. Fully aware of the absurdity of speaking to someone who cannot hear her, Ellinor nevertheless finds it meaningful to divulge long-held secrets and burdens of her past: her mother's heartbreaking pride; Ellinor's courtship with her first husband; their seemingly charmed friendship with Anna and Georg; the disastrous ski trip that shattered the two couples' lives. Wry and mellow yet infused with subdued emotion, this philosophical, lyrical novel moves in parallel narrative threads while questioning the assumptions we cherish concerning identity and love. -- from Amazon.
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Translated from the Danish.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Grøndahl, J. C. (2017). Often I am happy: a novel. First edition. New York: Twelve.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grøndahl, Jens Christian, 1959-. 2017. Often I Am Happy: A Novel. New York: Twelve.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grøndahl, Jens Christian, 1959-, Often I Am Happy: A Novel. New York: Twelve, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Grøndahl, Jens Christian. Often I Am Happy: A Novel. First edition. New York: Twelve, 2017. Print.

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