Drawing on fantasy and nightmare, Through the Night is a philosophical horror story charting the madness of a father whose son has committed suicide.
Stig Saeterbakken (1966-2012) was one of Norway's most acclaimed contemporary writers. His novels include Don't Leave Me and Siamese (also published by Dalkey Archive). Sean Kinsella was born in Ireland and holds an MPhil in literary translation from Trinity College, Dublin. He has previously translated work by Frode Grytten and Bjarte Breiteig into English, and currently resides in Norway with his wife and two daughters.
"Saeterbakken entices the reader along some dark paths from which, in the end, there is no easy escape." -- Alison McCulloch * New York Times Book Review * "Readers may lose the plot's thread in a surreal sequence towards the end, but it is not wholly disorienting. Though hardly uplifting, Saeterbakken last is notable for the beauty and heartbreak of its narration."