Page extent: 107
ISBN: 9781840023268
Binding: PaperBack

The Girl on the Sofa

Jon Fosse

Translated by David Harrower
PaperBack (08 Oct 2002)

A girl sits on a sofa, not knowing what to do with herself. She argues with her mother and envies her older sister. She also longs for her absent father, a seaman. A middle-aged woman paints a portrait of herself as a young girl, sitting on a sofa, but she’s beginning to doubt her artistic ability. Still at odds with her sister and her mother and haunted by her dead father, she’s unable to shake the continuing presence of the past in her life…


Jon Fosse's new play, and this English version by David Harrower, were commissioned by the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. 

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ISBN13 9781840023268
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 107


“brilliant…. Paradoxically, it creates something of great aesthetic beauty out of a work that deals with painter's block” - Guardian