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Karate Chop

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Beautiful, emotionally resonant and achingly contemporary stories from the Man Booker International Prize Shortlisted author

In these glittering tales, Dorthe Nors sketches ordinary lives taking unexpected turns: a walk amongst the herons in Copenhagen inspires depraved thoughts; a woman in an abusive relationship searches for explanations; a man Googles female serial killers while his girlfriend sleeps; a daughter watches silently as her mother succumbs to madness.

Blending compassion with dark delight, Nors conjures up fresh moments of isolation and frail beauty with each cautionary glance.

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 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, including Mirror, Shoulder, Signal - shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize - 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.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherPushkin Press
Release dateAug 31, 2017
ISBN9781782274339
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Dorthe Nors

Dorthe Nors (Herning, 1970) es licenciada en Literatura e Historia del Arte por la Universidad de Aarhus, y una de las voces más originales y aplaudidas de la literatura danesa actual. Es autora de cuatro novelas y de un volumen de relatos, Golpe de kárate, con el que dio el salto internacional. Ha publicado textos en revistas como Harper’s y Boston Review, y en 2013 un cuento suyo fue el primero de un escritor danés en el New Yorker. En 2014 recibió el Premio Per Olov Enquist. En Anagrama ha aparecido la novela Espejo, hombro, intermitente: «Llena de miniaturas vitales contadas con ironía y profundidad. Dorthe Nors cuenta la soledad urbana. Lo cómico de la soledad» (Rosa Belmonte, ABC); «Nors es una miniaturista deliciosa que se apoya en la ficción experimental para retratarnos la vida interior y el aislamiento de los seres anónimos de mediana edad» (Ángeles López, La Razón). 

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