Norwegian by Night

Derek B Miller

Norwegian by Night

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. 3.8 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
Norwegian by Night

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Classification Fiction
Genre General Fiction
Format Hardcover
Pages 304
RRP
Date of Publication February 2013
ISBN 978-0571294251
Publisher Faber and Faber
 

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.

Reviews

The Times

Marcel Berlins

Norwegian by Night is a stunningly good debut thriller, subtle and moving, with a truly original hero.

09/02/2013

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The Sunday Times

John Dugdale

The crime part of Miller’s hybrid novel needs strengthening (not least to help the ­publisher, which valiantly brands it a “nail-biting” conventional thriller), as the police scenes, though good, sometimes come across as an afterthought; but this imbalance is all that mars a remarkably confident debut that is at once a rich psychological study, a political ­parable that seems to be about America’s compulsion to intervene abroad, and a moving story of an old man’s last chance to slay his demons.

03/02/2013

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