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Norwegian by Night

Derek B. Miller

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Scribe Publications
01 May 2013
Fiction & Literature; Thriller & suspense
Sheldon Horowitz - 82 years old, impatient, and unreasonable - is staying with his granddaughter's family in Norway when he disappears with a stranger's child. Sheldon is an ex-Marine, and he feels responsible for his son's death in Vietnam. Recently widowed and bereft, he talks to the ghosts of his past constantly.

To Norway's cops, Sheldon is just an old man who is coming undone at the end of a long and hard life. But Sheldon is clear in his own mind. He'd heard the boy's eastern European mother being murdered, and he's determined to protect the child from the killer and his Balkan gang. With an endearing combination of dexterity and daring, Sheldon manages to elude the police in what is hostile, foreign territory for him. But what he doesn't know is that the police and the gang both know where he's heading.

Norwegian by Night is the last adventure of a man coming to terms with the tragedy of his own life as he tries to save another's. It combines laconic, deadpan humour, moral seriousness, visceral grief, and narrative tension in a remarkable way.

An extraordinary debut, featuring a memorable hero. 'Thoughtful, complex, gripping and very funny.' The Sydney Morning Herald 'Humane, Blackly funny, heart-breaking ... Brilliant.' Herald Sun 'It is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful novels you will read this year.' ABC Radio
By:   Derek B. Miller
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   302g
ISBN:   9781922070425
ISBN 10:   1922070424
Publication Date:   01 May 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
  • Shortlisted for CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2013.
  • Winner of CrimeFest Goldsboro Last Laugh Award 2014
  • Winner of CrimeFest Goldsboro Last Laugh Award 2014.
  • Winner of CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2013
  • Winner of CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2013.

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