Long Live the Post Horn! by Vigdis Hjorth, translated by Charlotte Barslund

Long Live the Post Horn! by Vigdis Hjorth, translated by Charlotte Barslund

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Gayle recommends:

There aren’t enough novels about LONELINESS and GRIEF and the RADICAL JOY OF A PUBLICLY OWNED UNIVERSAL POSTAL SERVICE imo. Thank god for Vigdis Hjorth.’

From the publisher:

A tartly hilarious and deeply affecting new novel from the best-selling author of Will and Testament

Ellinor, a thirty-five-year-old media consultant, has not been feeling herself; she’s not been feeling much at all lately. Far beyond jaded, she picks through an old diary and fails to recognise the woman in its pages, seemingly as far away from the world around her as she’s ever been. But when her coworker vanishes overnight, an unusual new task is dropped on her desk. Off she goes to meet the Norwegian Postal Workers Union, setting the ball rolling on a strange and transformative six months.

This is an existential scream of a novel about loneliness (and the postal service!), written in Hjorth’s trademark spare, rhythmic and cutting style.

 

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