The Hurricane Party

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Canongate, Jun 1, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Hanck Orn's son is dead. When they come to the door they tell him it was a heart attack, but he knows they are lying.
So Hanck travels to the outermost reaches of the land to find out what really happened. When he lands on the island her is met by a young woman, her hair streaked with blood, raving like a lunatic. She is one of the sisters, who tell him the story of how his son was working 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 something terrible happened.
Set in a dystopian future, Klas Ostergen weaves a story of magnificent scope and foul play. Moving from the golden halls to the depths of the underworld, it is about one man's search for justice for his son in a world on the brink. A place where true love is so strong it can bring about the end of time.

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Review: The Hurricane Party (Canongate Myths #15)

User Review  - Sonja Trbojevic - Goodreads

A father's search for the truth about his son's death. Set in a dystopian world ravaged by ecological collapse, over which the Norse gods rule, this book places Norse mythology within crime fiction, to give a modern perspective of Ragnarok Read full review

Review: The Hurricane Party (Canongate Myths #15)

User Review  - Liam - Goodreads

Hm. Swedish detective tradition is strong with this one - disaffected protagonist offering kitchen philosophy, wandering through a world he accepts but doesn't much understand. Except neither does the ... Read full review


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Klas Östergren is the author of several novels, including Swedish cult classics Gentlemen and Gangsters. A leading star of Sweden’s 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.

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