Synopses & Reviews
In this moving and profound novel, Sigurd Hoel explores belief and traitorism through the major character's memories of the underground during World War II in Norway. At the dark center of this work are questions of why certain individuals turn against their own country, their own values, and their own "selves" so to speak. But in this weaving of fact and fiction, the faithful and the traitors are not necessarily easily distinguishable. A wonderful tale of adventure and a country's fate by the author of The Road to the World's End (Sun and Moon Press) and The Troll Circle.
Sigurd Hoel was for years an editor of the great Norwegian publishing house Gyldendal. He died in 1960.
A tale of adventure and fate by the Norwegian novelist Sigurd Hoel.
Fiction. In this moving and profound novel, Sigurd Hoel explores patriotism and treason through the major character's memories of the Resistance Movement in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II. At the dark center of the work are questions of why certain individuals turn against their own country, their own values, their very selves. Hoel, who was himself active in the Resistance, has created a complex web of fact and fiction in which the "good" Norwegians and the traitors are not always easily distinguishable. Translated from the Norwegian by Sverre Lyngstad.