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Norwegian by Night - Derek B. Miller
Norwegian by Night
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A luminous novel, a police thriller, and the funniest book about war crimes and dementia you are likely to read Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway: a country of... show more
A luminous novel, a police thriller, and the funniest book about war crimes and dementia you are likely to read Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway: a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman, who failed his only son by sending him to Vietnam to die. Not until now, anyway. Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor’s young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. But old age and circumstances are altering Sheldon’s experience of time and memory. He is haunted by dreams of his son Saul’s life and by guilt over his death. As Sheldon and the boy look for a haven in an alien world, reality and fantasy, past and present, weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth. Norwegian by Night introduces an ensemble of unforgettable characters—Sheldon and the boy, Rhea and Lars, a Balkan war criminal named Enver, and Sigrid and Petter, the brilliantly dry-witted investigating officers—as they chase one another, and their own demons, through the wilderness at the end of the world.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780547934877 (0547934874)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Audio Book Junkie
Audio Book Junkie rated it
5.0 "Norwegian By Night" by Derek B. Miller - one of the most moving pieces of fiction I've read in a long time.
I was suckered into buying Norwegian By Night. I'd never heard of it or of Derek B. Miller but it was a Daily Deal on Audible, the blurb was interesting and the reader sounded good so I went for it, thinking that I'd picked up a slightly quirky American twist on Nordic Noir. What I'd actually bou...
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3.0 Norwegian by Night, by Derek B. Miller
Sheldon Horowitz has spent the last sixty years carrying the weight of guilt and anger. He was too young to enlist during World War II. His son died during his second tour in Vietnam—a war Sheldon encouraged him to sign up for. He did his best with his granddaughter, but Sheldon's wife has passed on...
christophffischer
christophffischer rated it
5.0 Excellent
"Norwegian By Night" by Derek B. Miller is right up my street. Great characters, moody setting, lots of intrigue, past and present collide - an amazing book. Highly recommended for its depiction of the mind of a veteran, family values and the Norwegian culture.Very enjoyable if at times slow to some...
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5.0 Norwegian by Night
I really enjoyed reading this very different type of crime novel. Sheldon, the 82 year old good guy is a brilliant character who tries to keep Paul away from danger. The police force were different to others that I have read about but I liked them. They didn't feature strongly but when they did I fo...
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