Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am

Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am

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by Kjersti A Skomsvold
     
 

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The highly acclaimed debut of one of Norway's brightest talents.

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The highly acclaimed debut of one of Norway's brightest talents.

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Paris Review blog - Jessica Calderon

In her debut novel, The Faster I Walk The Smaller I Am, Kjersti A. Skomsvold has created a world--through the eyes of a terribly shy old woman who ponders death--that is calm and incredibly strange.

Stig Saeterbakken
“A gloomy feel-good novel about the irreparable loneliness of being human. A tragicomedy of rare quality.”
NRK
“A wonderful literary debut!”
Dagbladet
“Original and moving. Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold portrays with absurd insight the horrible and fascinating aspects of nearing death. . . .
Skomsvold has created a character adorably absurd in her language, thoughts and actions.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564788887
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
04/18/2013
Series:
Norwegian Literature Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
147
Sales rank:
899,340
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Stig Saeterbakken
A gloomy feel-good novel about the irreparable loneliness of being human. A tragicomedy of rare quality.

Meet the Author

Kjersti A. Skomsvold was born in 1979 in Oslo. "The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am" is her first novel.

Kjersti A. Skomsvold was born in 1979 in Oslo. "The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am" is her first novel.

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The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will give credit to Skomsvold that she can write very well, but the subject matter, as indicated in the summary of the book, is a bit depressing. I got about halfway through the book and stopped. I had no motivation to finish the book. I would possibly consider reading future books by this author, but this one is not for me.
Micben More than 1 year ago
I could not finish reading this book. I was afraid that I'd end up slitting my wrists. Too depressing!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
UNREADABLE!