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The Hurricane Party (Myths)

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Publisher Comments:

Hanck Orns son is dead. When they come to the door they tell him it was a heart attack, but he knows they are lying. So he travels to the archipelago at the outermost reaches of the land to find out what really happened. He lands on an island and is met by a young woman, hair streaked with blood, raving like a lunatic. She is one of the sisters, who tell him the story of how his son died in the great hall of the Clan, the Norse gods, who were holding a party. But the festivities soon got out of hand, the guests began to argue with one another, and the mischievous shapeshifter Loki dealt a deadly blow. Set in a dystopian future that recalls Orwell and Zamyatin, Klas Östergren has weaved a dizzying story of magnificent scope and foul play. Moving from the golden halls to the depths of the underworld, it is about one mans search for justice for his son in a world on the brink.

Review:

"A celebrated Swedish screenwriter, stergren (Gentlemen) fills this near-future dystopian tale with beautiful sentences that lack any greater narrative cohesion. Former government investigator Hanck Orn, now a typewriter repairman, lives in the City Under the Roof with his 20-year-old son, Toby, whose mother was a member of a religious cult and believed that the act of sneezing is mankind's greatest opportunity for divine communion. When Toby dies suddenly and city officials claim the cause was a heart attack, Hanck embarks on a journey to the islands of the Archipelago, where he confronts Norse deities and uncovers the truth of his son's death. Unfortunately, it takes more than 100 pages for the plot to get started, and the setting and characterization are so vague and abstract that readers will struggle to stay engaged. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Klas Östergren is the author of several novels, including Swedish cult classics Gentlemen and Gangsters. A leading star of Swedens literary scene for nearly three decades, he has won countless prizes, among them Piratenpriset and the Doblougska prize from the Swedish Academy. Östergren is also an esteemed translator, playwright, and scriptwriter. His many translations include works by J. D. Salinger, the collected works of Ibsen, and numerous playwrights, such as Ted Hughes and Harold Pinter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847672582
Author:
Ostergren, Klas
Publisher:
Canongate UK
Author:
klas
Author:
stergren
Author:
&
Author:
ouml
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
European - Scandinavian
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Dystopias
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Folklore
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Myths
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.68 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General

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Product details 304 pages Canongate Books - English 9781847672582 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A celebrated Swedish screenwriter, stergren (Gentlemen) fills this near-future dystopian tale with beautiful sentences that lack any greater narrative cohesion. Former government investigator Hanck Orn, now a typewriter repairman, lives in the City Under the Roof with his 20-year-old son, Toby, whose mother was a member of a religious cult and believed that the act of sneezing is mankind's greatest opportunity for divine communion. When Toby dies suddenly and city officials claim the cause was a heart attack, Hanck embarks on a journey to the islands of the Archipelago, where he confronts Norse deities and uncovers the truth of his son's death. Unfortunately, it takes more than 100 pages for the plot to get started, and the setting and characterization are so vague and abstract that readers will struggle to stay engaged. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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