Night train to NykÝbing: a novel

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Red Deer College Press, 1998 - Fiction - 96 pages
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A woman hopelessly in love boards the night train to Nykobing, Denmark, not knowing if the lover she leaves on the station platform will ever be with her again. Night Train to Nykobing is a transformative tale that articulates the dense codes of love, the passion of waiting, and the terrifying intensity of a life on the edge of abandonment. But it also is a story of return to a country, to a culture, to a language, and finally to a heart that has wandered through the desert of time. As ever, Kristjana Gunnars writes a textured palimpsest of pain and joy, of feeling and knowing entwined with the desperations of everyday life.

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User Review  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

Well, I really, don't know quite what to say about this one. It makes for a fractured, fragmented read, but maybe that is the intention since we are dealing with a narrator going through the throws of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rick - Goodreads

Called a novel, the book is very slim, less than a hundred small pages, so more a novella. The author was born in Iceland and is of Scandinavian heritage but is a Canadian citizen. The book has an ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
16
Section 3
17
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About the author (1998)

Kristjana Gunnars currently teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Alberta.

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