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Norwegian by Night - 9780571294275

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  • Product code: AHMMY
  • ISBN: 9780571294275
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.6cm
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish date: 05/09/2013

Norwegian by Night (Paperback)

Norwegian by Night - 9780571294275

Derek B. Miller


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He will not admit it to Rhea and Lars - never, of course not - but Sheldon can't help but wonder what it is he's doing here... Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-Marine, he talks often to the ghosts of his past - the friends he lost in the Pacific and the son who followed him into the US Army, and to his death in Vietnam.

When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe. Against a strange and foreign landscape, this unlikely couple, who can't speak the same language, start to form a bond that may just save them both.

An extraordinary debut, featuring a memorable hero, Norwegian by Night is the last adventure of a man still trying to come to terms with the tragedies of his life. Compelling and sophisticated, it is both a chase through the woods thriller and an emotionally haunting novel about ageing and regret.

This book has been hand-picked for the Book People's FaberShop, in partnership with Faber & Faber.

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Product Details

  • Product code: AHMMY
  • ISBN: 9780571294275
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.6cm
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish date: 05/09/2013

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