Synopses & Reviews
At fifteen, Georg comes upon a letter written to him by his dying father, to be read when he comes of age. Their two voices make a fascinating dialogue as Georg comes to know the father he can barely remember, then is challenged by him to answer some profound questions. The central mystery of The Orange Girl is the story of an elusive young woman for whom Georgs father searches in Oslo and Sevilleand whom Georg finally realizes is his mother. This is a thought-provoking fairy-tale romance imbued with a sense of awe and wonder. Jostein Gaarder is the author of Sophie's World, a huge bestseller in over 40 countries.
Norwegian novelist Jostein Gaarder is best known as the author of the enormously popular Sophies World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy, a best-seller in 40 countries, with more than 12 million copies sold worldwide.