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He will not admit it to Rhea and Lars - never, of course not - but Sheldon can't help but wonder what it is he's doing here...
Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-Marine, he talks often to the ghosts of his past - the friends he lost in the Pacific and the son who followed him into the US Army, and to his death in Vietnam.
When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe. Against a strange and foreign landscape, this unlikely couple, who can't speak the same language, start to form a bond that may just save them both.
An extraordinary debut, featuring a memorable hero, Norwegian by Night is the last adventure of a man still trying to come to terms with the tragedies of his life. Compelling and sophisticated, it is both a chase through the woods thriller and an emotionally haunting novel about ageing and regret.
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Buchbeschreibung Faber And Faber Ltd. Sep 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Zustand: Neu. Neuware - Paperback edition of the thriller following an elderly American on the run across Norway with a kid in danger. When 82 year old ex-Marine Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman, he rescues her 6 year old son and decides to run, pursued by the Balkan gang responsible for the murder and the Norwegian police. 'It's literate, elegant and compelling.' Marcel Berlins, 'The Times' 304 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780571294275