Tales of the Night
These stories, which vary in theme but all bear the mark of Peter Hoeg's graceful and thoughtful prose, are set in eight separate corners of the world. On this fateful night, a young mathematician encounters Joseph Conrad during a train ride through the war-torn Congo in "Journey into a Dark Heart; " a pair of star-crossed lovers in Lisbon dance through their memories of the Danish ballet in "Hommage to Bournonville; " a seaside community struggles with the threat of a smallpox epidemic in "Pity for the Children of Vaden Town; " and in "The Verdict of Ignatio Lanstad Rasker", an idealistic young writer is prosecuted for his homosexuality by the conservative Lord Chief Justice of Denmark.
Illuminating, acrobatic, and enriched with historical fact and foreshadowing, the stories in Tales of the Night should "consolidate Hoeg's reputation as one of the world's most versatile authors" (Seattle Times).
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TALES OF THE NIGHTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Heg's only collection of short fiction (originally published in 1990) shows yet another facet of the versatile sensibility responsible for such intriguing previous novels as The History of Danish ... Read full review
Tales of the nightUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Danish author HYeg has published four novels in the United States, including the critically acclaimed thriller Smilla's Sense of Snow (LJ 8/93). This book is his first collection of stories. Like his ... Read full review
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