This is a book about leaving your wife and everything you know. It is about fresh starts, about love, about friendship.
It is also about the experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, unsuccessful holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes, fights with neighbours, and pushing a pram around Stockholm when all you really want to do is write.
This is a book about one man’s life but, somehow, about everyone else’s too.
A Man in Love sees Knausgård write of tempestuous relationships, the trials of parenthood and an urge to create great art. His singular insight and exhilarating honesty must be read to be believed.