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Jenny Hval is releasing a novel "about bodies, sexuality, and the female gender"

13 March 2018, 14:15 | Written by Laurence Day

Norwegian artist Jenny Hval is releasing debut novel Paradise Rot later this year, and it's described as "complex, poetic, and strange".

Verso are publishing the book, which is out in November. They've shared a few images from the book, and it's looking very exciting:

A blurb on the Penguin Random House site adds some details about the 160-page book. It reads:

A lyrical and uncompromising debut novel from a highly acclaimed musician and artist, who has achieved renown for the sharpness of her work, and its sexual and political imagery.

Jo is in a strange new country for university, and having a more peculiar time than most. A house with no walls, a roommate with no boundaries, and a home that seems ever more alive. Jo’s sensitivity, and all her senses, become increasingly heightened and fraught, as the lines between bodies and plants, and 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. A complex, poetic, and strange novel about bodies, sexuality, and the female gender.

Hval's book will follow her recent musical endeavours - the first Lost Girls EP with Håvard Volden, and 2016's landmark record Blood Bitch.

Paradise Rot is out via Verso on 2 October. You can pre-order now.
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