Morning and Evening

Morning and Evening



The Pequod Review:

Morning and Evening is a short novel that attempts to capture the bookends of a life, the first half describing the birth of a boy (Johannes) and the second half describing Johannes as an old man on the last day of his life. The plot is thin but Fosse's skill is in capturing the thoughts and feelings of our ordinary lives – and finding beauty and meaning in the mundane:

He wakes up one morning and feels different. He gets up and does what he does every day. But: He thinks that everything is somehow what it is and at the same time different, all things are normal things but they have become somehow dignified, and golden, and heavy, as though they weighed much more than themselves and at the same time had no weight.