One of Us is Sleeping
The English-language debut from one of Denmark’s most exciting, celebrated young writers, One of Us Is Sleeping is a haunting novel about loss in all its forms.
As she returns home to visit her mother who is dying of cancer, the narrator recounts a brief, intense love affair, as well as the grief and disillusionment that follow its end. The book’s striking imagery and magnificent prose underpin its principal theme: the jarring contrast between the recollection of stability-your parents, your childhood home, your love-and the continual endings that we experience throughout our lives.
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Josefine Klougart is one of Denmark’s most unique and celebrated young writers. One of Us is Sleeping is a vivid exploration of the effects of love and loss on human life and a story about coping with grief by letting it consume you. What makes the novel a must-read is its powerful lyrical imagery and wonderfully pensive protagonist. It is a novel that stays with you.