‘Spring’ is a deeply moving novel about family. It portrays our everyday lives, our joys and our struggles, beautifully illustrated by Anna Bjerger.
I have just finished writing this book for you. What happened that summer nearly three years ago, and its repercussions, are long since over. Sometimes it hurts to live, but there is always something to live for.
‘Spring’ follows a father and his newborn daughter through one day in April, from sunrise to sunset. It is a day filled with the small joys of family life, but also its deep struggles. With this striking novel in the Seasons quartet, Karl Ove Knausgaard reflects uncompromisingly on life’s darkest moments and what can sustain us through them.
Utterly gripping and brilliantly rendered in Knausgaard’s famously pensive and honest style, ‘Spring’ is the account of a shocking and heartbreaking familial trauma and the emotional epicentre of this singular literary series.