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Mirror Shoulder Signal

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
A smart, witty novel of driving lessons and vertigo, short-listed for the Man Booker International Prize

Sonja is ready to get on with her life. She's over forty now, and the Swedish crime novels she translates are losing their fascination. She sees a masseuse, tries to reconnect with her sister, and is finally learning to drive. But under the overbearing gaze of her driving instructor, Sonja is unable to shift gears for herself. And her vertigo, which she has always carefully hidden, has begun to manifest at the worst possible moments.

Sonja hoped her move to Copenhagen years ago would have left rural Jutland in the rearview mirror. Yet she keeps remembering the dramatic landscapes of her childhood - the endless sky, the whooper swans, the rye fields - and longs to go back. But how can she return to a place that she no longer recognizes? And how can she escape the alienating streets of Copenhagen?

In Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, Dorthe Nors brings her distinctive blend of style, humor, and insight to a poignant journey of one woman in search of herself when there's no one to ask for directions.



Praise for this book

"Dorthe Nors is fantastic." - Junot Díaz


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Paperback Editions

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

July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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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 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
Author(s): Dorthe Nors
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU