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Self-Control

by Stig Saeterbakken

Surreal, disturbing, occasionally amusing first person account of a male mid-life crisis. Go with the flow by all means but expect to have all your preconceptions overturned by the end of this most unusual novel.

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My superior ... just sat idly for hours on end in an overheated office in front of a computer he barely knew how to turn on and off .... What real power did he have over me when it came down to it?
Translated by Sean Kinsella

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