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Wait, Blink: A Perfect Picture of Inner Life: A Novel | Gunnhild yehaug
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Wait, Blink is the first English-language translation of award-winning Norwegian author Gunnhild yehaugs inventive novel of interwoven stories following a group of artistic women pursuing their ambitions despite endless distractions and disappointments. Sigrid is a young literature student trying to find her voice as a writer when she falls in love with an older, established author, whose lifestyle soon overwhelms her values and once-clear vision. Trine has reluctantly become a mother and struggles to create as a performance artist. The aspiring movie director Linnea scouts locations in Copenhagen for a film she will never make. As these characters stories collide and intersect, they find that dealing with the pressures of their lives also means coming to grips with a world both frightening and joyously ridiculous. Wait, Blink combines wild associations, quotations, coincidences, and other peculiar details into a unique tale that is both humorous and profound. Full of the playfulness that drew acclaim for her story collection Knots, Gunnhild yehaugs Wait, Blinkher first novel to be translated into Englishis a jolt of desire and fantasy, romance and regret: a fable about what it means to own up to the weirdness inside us all.
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Reading Envy Podcast Episode 161

August is Women in Translation month (#WITMonth,) so Lauren and Jenny have recommendations for you. We also take a break in the middle to share recommendations from the founder of WITMonth, Meytal Radzinski.

https://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy161

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I found this book from the new NBA translated works longlist on #Hoopla. This is about a group of loosely connected characters who are all artists or studying art and their relationships. There were a lot of characters to keep track of, which was difficult as many weren‘t connected to a central story. Also, I think the author wanted to make this feel like watching a movie. You get a lot of sentences like: “We now see Sigrid . “. It got annoying.

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I'm enjoying this odd Norwegian book about artists and academics who make sense of/shape their own experiences through popular movies and other kinds of art. The clipped narration adds to the bizarre tone. Quirky (and Scandinavian), so right up my alley.
Available on Hoopla.

Megabooks Thanks! I‘ll check it out 👍🏻 1y
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