It is 1986 and Syvert Loyning has returned from military service to his mother’s home in southern Norway.
One night, he dreams of his late father, and the next morning can’t shake him from his mind.
Searching through his father’s belongings for clues and connections, Syvert finds a cache of letters that leads to the Soviet Union, and to a half-sister, Alevtina, he didn’t know he had.
Several decades later, in present-day Russia, he will meet her – just as a mysterious new star appears in the sky…
From internationally bestselling author Karl Ove Knausgaard, The Wolves of Eternity is the new book in a visionary series that begins with The Morning Star.
Expansive, searching and deeply human, it questions the responsibilities we have toward one another and ourselves – and the limits of what we can understand about life itself.
‘So engrossing and entertaining that I crammed in its 800 pages like a glutton devouring a box of chocolates…I was mesmerised throughout this book. The translation is also excellent. More, please’ – Spectator
‘Captivating’ – Financial Times
‘Enormously compelling’ – The Times
‘Knausgaard is among the finest writers alive’ – New York Times