Reading Voetmann’s books makes me feel so alive. His voice is like no other, his hold on his material masterful.
—Olga Ravn

In the sixteenth century, on the island of Hven, the pioneering Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe, is undertaking an elaborate study of the night sky

Available August 1, 2023

Sublunar

Fiction by Harald Voetmann

Translated from the Danish by Johanne Sorgenfri Ottosen

Cover design by Jamie Keenan

A great mind and a formidable personality, Brahe is also the world’s most illustrious noseless man of his time. Told by Brahe and his assistants—a filthy cast of characters—Sublunar is both novel and almanac. Alongside sexual deviancy, spankings, ruminations on a new nose—flesh, wood, or gold?—Brahe (a choleric and capricious character) and his peculiar helpers (“I would rather watch her globes tonight than icy stars”) take painstaking measurements that will revolutionize astronomy, long before the invention of the telescope. Meanwhile the plague rages in Europe…

The second in Voetmann’s triptych of historical novels, Sublunar is as visceral, absurd, and tragic as its predecessor, Awake, but with a special nocturnal glow and a lunatic-edged gaze trained on the moon and the stars.

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Paperback (published August 1, 2023)

ISBN
9780811229784
Price US
15.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
128

Ebook

ISBN
9780811229791

Harald Voetmann

Danish writer

Reading Voetmann’s books makes me feel so alive. His voice is like no other, his hold on his material masterful.
—Olga Ravn
Original, piercing, and richly exhilarating. Voetmann’s text is a sharp reminder of how powerfully and succinctly well-chosen words can create a world, render experiences, and express thoughts—in short, transport us, to places and in ways we could not have imagined.
—Claire Messud, Harper’s