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Original title: «De svarte skiltene», first published January, 2013, by Gyldendal. This is the english translation.

Publisher Note

"An unusually powerful first novel"
–Bernhard Ellefsen, Morgenbladet

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.


The Black Signs

Release Place Berlin, Germany
Release Date 2014
ISBN-13: 978-3-943196-29-0
Genre/Content Form Fiction
Language English
Format softcover
Dimensions 12.7 × 18.4 cm
Pages 180

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