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This is the norwegian version. The english translation, «The Black Signs», was published by Broken Dimanche Press in 2014.

Publisher Note

Part of the Gyldendal pocket series.

A gravel path stops at the doorstep of an extraordinary house which is completely crammed with piles of black signs, memorial plaques dedicated to inconsequential, horrible or forgotten events – documentation of a hidden reality – an unprecedented project on a huge scale. The solicitor who has been engaged to handle the estate comes across a protocol containing passionate letters addressed to a mysterious friend. Stuck in between the letters he also finds remnants of a catalogue listing nigh on eight million items – relics and collectors’ objects from the history of modern art. Each item has been auctioned. What follows soon adds up to an incredible and at times ambiguously dazzling tale that is at once unique and yet truly of our time.


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Release Place Oslo, Norway
Release Date 2013
ISBN-13: 9788205467699
Language Norwegian
Dimensions 11.6 × 18.4 cm
Pages 211

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