Jonas Wergeland is a successful TV documentary,producer and something of God's gift to women. But,one day he returns from the world's fair in,Seville to discover his wife dead on the living,room floor. What follows is not only a quest to,find the killer but also a whimsical look at just,how Jonas came to this particular juncture.,Following the twists and turns of his life up to,an unforgettable, edge-of-your-seat conclusion,this post-modernist novel is an international,best-seller and winner of the prestigious Nordic,Prize 1999, Scandinavia's highest literary honour.
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Suddenly it was over, and in all probability it was the abrupt, almost explosive,
way that it ended that led Jonas to pin the blame on the Oslo bomber. For those
who have forgotten, or did not experience it, I feel I ought to say something about
Suddenly he remembered that Alexander Gordon Laing, one of the first
Europeans to reach Timbuktu in the nineteenth century, was killed by Tuaregs.
One of the men was armed with a dagger embossed with silver and brass. It
might well be ...
so that everything is suddenly seen with a fresh eye often from such an alien
perspective that familiar things appear quite laughable. And for Jonas Wergeland
that one sentence, 'Even the woods are safe here', had just such an impact, one ...
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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