Charlie Connelly has reviewed Gøhril Gabrielsen’s Ankomst in this week’s issue of The New European. Unfortunately only available in the print version, on sale until Wednesday June 17th – get yours quick!
Here’s what he had to say:
“A terrific novel of isolation… Ankomst is a skilful and gripping exploration of personal battles fought on a field of loneliness and insecurity exacerbated by isolation. The scientist clashes internally with the mother and lover feeling guilt about leaving her daughter, and guilt at not feeling guilty enough about leaving her daughter. The rationality of the cold hard data she’s collecting bumps against immersions in events from more than a century earlier that blur the borders of reality and even sanity.”
Ankomst is available now when you buy a Peirene subscription, and will be available from bookshops and the Peirene shop from June 30th.