Sverre Lyngstad

Sverre Lyngstad

Sverre Lyngstad (1922–2011) was a scholar and translator, perhaps best known for translating and popularizing the works of Knut Hamsun.

Novel 11, Book 18

Fiction by Dag Solstad

Translated from the Norwegian by Sverre Lyngstad

Bjørn Hansen, a respectable town treasurer, has just turned fifty and is horrified by the thought that chance has ruled his life. Eighteen years ago he left his wife and their two-year-old son for his mistress, who persuaded him to start afresh in a small, provincial town and to devote himself to an amateur theater. In time that relationship also faded, and after four years of living alone Bjørn contemplates an extraordinary course of action that will change his life forever.…
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