The Conqueror

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Arcadia, 2007 - Fiction - 493 pages
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Jonas Wergeland has been convicted of the murder of his wife, Margrete. What brought Norway's darling to this end? A professor has been set the task of charting a biography of the once celebrated, now notorious, television personality. But the sheer volume of material on his subject is so daunting that the professor finds himself completely at a loss as to how to proceed...until the evening when a mysterious stranger knocks on his door and offers to tell him stories that will help him unravel the strands of Wergeland's life.

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In the second novel in his "Jonas Wegeland" trilogy (after The Seducer), celebrated Norwegian author Kj├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żrstad offers a dark narrative exploring both the Norwegian national character and ... Read full review

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Jan Kjrstad is the recipient of many awards for his writing, including the Nordic Prize for Literature 2001 and Germany's Henrik Steffen Prize for Scandinavians who have significantly enriched Europe's artistic and intellectual life.

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