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Norwegian by Night

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ISBN13: 9780544292666
ISBN10: 0544292669
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Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award winner
 
An ECONOMIST TOP FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR

A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

A GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR

A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR

“A soulful, humane, and sparklingly funny novel. Spend some time with Sheldon and company in the Scandinavian wilderness and you just might make peace with your god, your ghosts, and yourself.” — Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story

Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway—a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway.

Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbors young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth.

“This is one of the best books of the season, of any genre.” — Buffalo News

“Miller joins the ranks of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Jo Nesbø, the holy trinity of Scandinavian crime novelists.” — Booklist (starred review)

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Synopsis:

Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award winner

A former Marine sniper and a newly orphaned boy race across the Norwegian wilderness, fleeing demons both real and imagined.

Synopsis:

Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway: a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway.

Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbors young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth.

About the Author

Derek B. Miller is the director of The Policy Lab and a senior fellow with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. Born and raised in Boston, he has lived abroad for over fifteen years in Israel, England, Hungary, Switzerland, and Norway. 

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Constance Conklin, July 30, 2014 (view all comments by Constance Conklin)
What an astonishing book... sent to me out of the blue by my dear cousin, who knows me well. I've learned so much from this beautiful, surprising book... not only about times I've lived through, but about events and elements in love and war that I had (questionably) never thought about. To me, the main point of this book is the interaction of four generations of very different people, living lives that intersect oddly, but with true compassion. Much about this masterpiece of a book seems to come to the reader as a shock that should have been expected, but couldn't be... the communication between the disparate characters is more about real love than mere language comprehension.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780544292666
Author:
Miller, Derek B.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Miller, Derek
Subject:
Literary
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Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140506
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award winner

A former Marine sniper and a newly orphaned boy race across the Norwegian wilderness, fleeing demons both real and imagined.

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Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway: a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway.

Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbors young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth.

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