Before You Sleep

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Pan Macmillan, Mar 22, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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In a saga sparkling with wisdom, wit and style, Linn Ullmann explores the emotional terrain of marriage and motherhood with wicked humour and a tender eye for human frailty.

‘Striking . . . a haunted, melancholy story of wandering parents and wayward children, and the ways they permeate one another’s past and future’ Sylvia Brownrigg, Independent

‘A wonderful novel . . . Ullmann has an extraordinary touch’ Gaby Wood, Observer

‘A seriously well-written meditation on seduction, family, and the need to find a home. It ranges in style from carnivalesque debauchery to stone-cold, limpid realism, all apparently glittering with an insouciant application of fantasy’ Herald

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Sisters Karin and Julie Blom are 20 and 23 when Ullmann's wonderfully evocative debut novel opens. Right away readers experience their reactions to a moment of intense family engagement: Julie's 1990 ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Linn Ullmann is a graduate of New York University, where she studied English literature and began work on a Ph.D. She returned to her native Oslo in 1990 to pursue a career in journalism. A prominent literary critic, she also writes a column for Norway’s leading morning newspaper. She lives in Oslo with her husband and their children

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