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A Death in the Family

(2012)
(The first book in the My Struggle series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
In this utterly remarkable novel Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with painful honesty about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpredictable father, and his bewilderment and grief on his father's death. When Karl Ove becomes a father himself, he must balance the demands of caring for a young family with his determination to write great literature. "A Death in the Family" is a Proustian exploration of his past, in which Knausgaard creates a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives. "A Death in the Family" is a profoundly serious, gripping and hugely readable work written as if the author's very life were at stake.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Struggle: Book One
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 0-914671-00-6 / 978-0-914671-00-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Archipelago
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March 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1 (My Struggle 1)
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 1-84655-467-5 / 978-1-84655-467-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 0-09-955516-6 / 978-0-09-955516-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Struggle: Book 1
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 0-374-53414-4 / 978-0-374-53414-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Struggle Book One
Author(s): Karl Knausgaard
ISBN: 1-935744-18-6 / 978-1-935744-18-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Archipelago
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 1-84655-468-3 / 978-1-84655-468-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Struggle Book 1: A Death in the Family
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: My Struggle Book 1: A Death in the Family
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 1900 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Death in the Family: My Struggle, Book 1
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 1-4712-9932-5 / 978-1-4712-9932-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wf Howes
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Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: My Struggle: Book 1
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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March 2012 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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