My Struggle Vol. 2: A Man in Love
Volume II of Knausgaard's six-volume My Struggle project finds the author newly divorced and caught in the throes of new love. Remarriage and, eventually, fatherhood ensue, and with them come moments of ecstasy. But as Knausgaard agonises to write the follow-up to his widely lauded debut novel, the realities of domestic life with a bipolar partner and two young daughters chafe against the demands of his literary career—not to mention his own sense of self. Every bit as fearless in documenting its author's emotional and intellectual mutability as A Death in the Family, A Man in Love sheds penetrating light on those aspects of our inner lives that tend to go unvoiced, and in doing so, finds grace and catharsis.