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A Change of Time by Ida Jessen

A Change of Time

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A Change of Time by Ida Jessen
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Apr 16, 2019 | 250 Pages
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“Jessen is a talented and empathetic writer (and kudos must be given to translator Aitken, whose translation is supple and luminous), and has imbued a quiet story about a woman finding herself after her husband’s death with poignancy and stunning humanity.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An engaging, honest, and beautifully written look at love, loss, and self-realization.” — Kirkus Reviews

“In A Change of Time, Ida Jessen has crafted a masterpiece of the epistolary novel told in diary entries. Each log is rich with detail … Here, one-liners—beautifully translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken—are deeply felt.” — Bookforum

“A Change of Time
 is a book of masterful restraint, and this restraint is a kind of tenderness. It is a book that understands that desire permeates everything – nothing human can be be cleansed of it; and that sometimes love clings most inextricably to the smallest places – misjudgment, invisibility, loneliness. It is a book that deepens and dignifies both our innocence and our fallibility.” — Anne Michaels, author of Fugitive Pieces

“A masterful psychological portrait of an individual, who is set free into a new era, after many years of great loneliness.” — Jury of the Danish Writers Association’s Blixen Award for A Change of Time

“A successful portrait of a widow and her coming freedom. Ida Jessen is sensible and solid in her historical novel A Change in Time.” — Mikkel Krause Frantzen, Politiken

“One rejoices at how clearly and precisely the book is written.” – Dagbladet Information

“Once again, Ida Jessen has succeeded in creating a small masterpiece.” — Weekendavisen

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