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10 of 16
176 pages; Farrar, Straus and Giroux
In an offbeat collection from a Norwegian writer, small marvels enhance the ordinary. Replete with IKEA crises, uncuttable umbilical cords, and lewd eulogies, these stories will have you laughing at the strange way the “world has organized today for you.”
— Taylor Lannamann