According to Sofia

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Maia, 2009 - Fiction - 236 pages
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Sofia has run off to Spain with Leon, leaving her husband Simen back home in Norway. Simen is used to this kind of behaviour. But then Leon goes to North Africa, where he plans to commit suicide in the desert, and Simen begs Sofia to return home. In this finely observed psychological novel, the characters are all running away - from themselves, from the others, and from life in general. According to Sofia deals with two themes common to many great novels: a fearful sense of existential isolation, and a corresponding need to reach out and make contact with others. According to Sofia has been published in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

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About the author (2009)

Oystein LA nn is a central figure in contemporary Norwegian fiction, who has won several major prizes. Since his debut in 1966, he has published five collections of short stories and nine novels (two of which have been translated into English).

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