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Norwegian by Night

A Novel

By Derek (Derek B.) Miller

Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award winner

An ECONOMIST TOP FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR
A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR
A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR

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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2013

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Format: Book
Author: Miller, Derek (Derek B.)
Summary: After witnessing a murder in Olso, elderly former Marine sniper and watch repairman, Sheldon Horrowitz, flees to safety with the newly orphaned son of the victim and becomes haunted by memories of his own son who died in Vietnam.
Title: Norwegian by night : a novel / Derek B. Miller.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Subject: Children of murder victims -- Fiction. Witnesses -- Fiction Grief -- Fiction Albanians -- Fiction. Ethnic relations -- Fiction Grandfathers -- Fiction Norway -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780547934877 0547934874
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Miller
Oclc: 793503474
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Bib Id: 431808

Format: Book
Author: Miller, Derek (Derek B.)
Summary: After witnessing a murder in Olso, elderly former Marine sniper and watch repairman, Sheldon Horrowitz, flees to safety with the newly orphaned son of the victim and becomes haunted by memories of his own son who died in Vietnam.
Title: Norwegian by night : a novel / Derek B. Miller.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Description: 292 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Children of murder victims -- Fiction.
Subjects: Witnesses -- Fiction
Subjects: Grief -- Fiction
Subjects: Albanians -- Fiction.
Subjects: Ethnic relations -- Fiction
Subjects: Grandfathers -- Fiction
Subjects: Norway -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012018089
ISBN: 9780547934877
ISBN: 0547934874
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Miller