RaveThe Times Literary Supplement (UK)... another superb translation ... These vivid recollections are the most intriguing aspect of Fosse’s project. The memories are in no way extraordinary. At times humorous, occasionally erotic, most often mundane, they are bittersweet testaments to a life now fading with grief. Though Fosse has largely done away with punctuation altogether, opting instead for sudden line breaks, his dense, sinuous prose is never convoluted, and its effect is mesmerizing ... Fosse is not content with simply being a \'Catholic writer\', and the metaphysical discussions are firmly anchored in the everyday: in Asle’s attempts to make sense of his life, in his chopping of potatoes, his frying of bacon and boiling of lutefisk, in his perpetual longing for Ales, and in his art.