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Mirror Shoulder Signal

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017

A spikily funny, startlingly perceptive and beautifully written novel about modern life by the brightest light in Danish fiction

Sonja's over forty, and she's trying to move in the right direction. She's learning to drive. She's joined a meditation group. And she's attempting to reconnect with her sister.

But Sonja would rather eat cake than meditate.

Her driving instructor won't let her change gear.

And her sister won't return her calls.

Sonja's mind keeps wandering back to the dramatic landscapes of her childhood - the singing whooper swans, the endless sky, and getting lost barefoot in the rye fields - but how can she return to a place that she no longer recognizes? And how can she escape the alienating streets of Copenhagen?

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal is a poignant, sharp-witted tale of one woman's journey in search of herself when there's no one to ask for directions.

Dorthe Nors was born in 1970 and studied literature at the University of Aarhus. She is one of the most original voices in contemporary Danish literature. Her short stories have appeared in numerous international periodicals including including The Boston Review and Harpers, and she is the first Danish writer ever to have a story published in the New Yorker. Nors has published four novels so far, in addition to a collection of stories Karate Chop, and a novella Minna needs rehearsal space, also published by Pushkin Press. Karate Chop won the prestigious P. O. Enquist Literary Prize in 2014. She lives in rural Jutland, Denmark.

    

Praise for this book

"Dorthe Nors is fantastic." - Junot Díaz


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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal: A Novel
Author(s): Dorthe Nors
ISBN: 1-55597-808-8 / 978-1-55597-808-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
Author(s): Dorthe Nors
ISBN: 1-78227-314-X / 978-1-78227-314-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal (Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017)
Author(s): Dorthe Nors
ISBN: 1-78227-312-3 / 978-1-78227-312-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio CD

Title: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal: A Novel
Author(s): Dorthe Nors
ISBN: 1-68441-038-X / 978-1-68441-038-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
Author(s): Dorthe Nors, Misha Hoekstra - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
Author(s): Dorthe Nors, Misha Hoekstra - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal: A Novel
Author(s): Dorthe Nors
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
Author(s): Dorthe Nors
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon UK