The Seducer

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ABRAMS, Jun 22, 2006 - Fiction - 612 pages
In this “enormously accomplished and compelling novel,” a man crisscrosses Scandinavia to solve the mystery of his wife’s death—and of his own life (Paul Auster, bestselling author of 4 3 2 1).
Jonas Wergeland, a famous TV documentary producer with an almost magical knack for infidelity, returns one evening from the World’s Fair in Seville to find his wife dead on the living room floor. What follows is a quest to find the killer, and an endlessly inventive look at the conditions that have brought Wergeland to this critical juncture in life.
From his hairsbreadth escape from a ravenous polar bear while filming in Greenland to a near-death experience aboard a passenger ferry in the icy Baltic, the experiences that comprise the narrative of Wergeland’s life provide a fascinating portrait of a media icon at the crux of his journey as an artist.

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the Seducer by Jan Kjaerstad, said to be an international best seller and winner of Scandinavia's top literary award, the Nordic prize. That would seem to be a good recommendation and the jacket ... Read full review

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Jan Kjaerstad was born in Oslo in 1953 and made his debut as a writer in 1980 with a short story collection, The Earth Turns Quietly. He has been awarded the Nordic Prize for Literature, Germany's Henrik Steffen Prize, the Norwegian Literary Critics' Prize, and the Aschenoug Prize.

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