Norwegian by Night

CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: BN7678
Released: May 06, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781486209132
Narrator/s: Sean Mangan
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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 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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Author(s): Derek B. Miller
Product Number EB00474910
Released: Jul 26, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: #9780547934884

Professional reviews

"Eighty-two-year-old New Yorker Sheldon Horowitz, retired and now living in Oslo, is an unlikely hero. Narrator Sean Mangan is matchless in delivering this story, which continually shifts in time and demands diverse accents and emotional range. He's spot-on every time! When Sheldon hears a violent fight, he steps in to help an orphaned Albanian child. As man and boy flee, Sheldon's family, the police, and criminals trail them. There are laughs, along with painful looks at war, history, and cruelty in this elegant multilayered story. Mangan inhabits the indomitable Sheldon; the tough but endearing cop, Sigrid; and various "ghosts" from the past who help guide Sheldon. This gem could easily become many listeners' favorite audiobook of the year. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"