Anchor Books, Paperback, 9781400078028, 130pp.
Publication Date: January 3, 2006
Linn Ullmann's "Stella Descending" is available in Anchor paperback. Translated from the Norwegian by Barbara Haveland. "From the Hardcover edition."
“Slim but by no means slight . . . A delicate, haunting portrait . . . Consistently absorbing . . . An elegant stylist with an original voice (and a top-notch translator, Barbara Haveland), Ullmann is especially good at capturing moments of poignancy, often with a trace of gallows humor.” –Bruce Bawer, The New York Times Book Review“A powerful affirmation of the haunting beauty of ordinary human life and death.” –Washington Post Book World“Provocative . . . immensely compelling. Ullmann has an extraordinary talent for exploring relationships between people in love.” —The Baltimore Sun“A work of stunning emotional magnitude . . . Ullmann writes with a wondrously light, deft touch . . . Her pared-down portraits result in real characters who carry all the true-life weight of self-doubt and inner purpose . . . Very moving.”–Kirkus Reviews“Wonderful and chilling . . . Wrenching in its straight-ahead simplicity, lucid in its smooth, elegant translation, Ullmann’s novel resonates with a reader’s inner, subliminal fears of deterioration in the face of death.”–Booklist“Ullmann’s novel is brief, and her style sparse, but the tale is weighty and compelling.”–Library Journal