From the creative genius of Jostein Gaarder, author of modern classic Sophie’s World, comes a novel about loneliness and the power of words
Jakop is a lonely man.
Divorced from his wife, with no friends apart from his constant companion Pelle, he spends his life attending the funerals of people he doesn’t know, obscuring his identity in a web of improbable lies.
As his addiction spirals out of control, he is forced to reconcile his love of language and stories with the ever more urgent need for human connection. An Unreliable Man is a moving and thought-provoking novel about loneliness and truth, about seeking a place in the world, and about how storytelling gives our lives meaning.
Decades after his global bestseller Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder has written a poignant and funny book for our times – full of life and hope. Praise for Sophie’s World
‘A TOUR DE FORCE’ Time ‘EXTRAORDINARY’ Newsweek ‘A UNIQUE POPULAR CLASSIC’ The Times ‘A SIMPLY WONDERFUL, IRRESISTIBLE BOOK’ Daily Telegraph