One of Us Is Sleeping by Josefine Klougart

One of Us Is Sleeping

Josefine Klougart with Martin Aitken (Translator)

260 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction contemporary emotional reflective slow-paced


The English-language debut from one of Denmark's most exciting, celebrated young writers, One of Us Is Sleeping is a haunting novel about loss in all its forms.As she returns home to visit her mother who is dying of cancer, the narrator recounts a...

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Community Reviews Summary of 44 reviews


reflective 100%
sad 100%
emotional 75%
challenging 50%
dark 25%
hopeful 25%


slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | N/A: 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 25% | No: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 25% | Yes: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 25% | Yes: 25%

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