Paradise Rot

Jenny Hval


Ollie says:

Jenny Hval’s debut novel is every bit as striking and sensuous as her music, a synaesthetic dreamworld of bodies, fruit, plants, and decay delivered in close, breathy prose. First published in Norwegian in 2009, Paradise Rot is finally finding an international readership thanks to Marjam Idriss’s English translation which is permeated with a slow, ethereal, and very peculiar horror.

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A lyrical debut novel from a musician and artist renowned for her sharp sexual and political imagery

Jo is in a strange new country for university and having a more peculiar time than most. In a house with no walls, shared with a woman who has no boundaries, she finds her strange home coming to life in unimaginable ways. Jo’s sensitivity and all her senses become increasingly heightened and fraught, as the lines between bodies and plants, dreaming and wakefulness, blur and mesh.

This debut novel from critically acclaimed artist and musician Jenny Hval presents a heady and hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire.

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Weight0.147 kg
Dimensions19.6 × 13 × 1.1 cm