Petterson, PerI Refuse
Two men meet by accident on a bridge one early morning. Once they were best friends – now Tommy and Jim haven’t seen each other in 35 years. Such opens Petterson's outstanding new novel, a tale as powerful and moving as anything he has ever written.more
“at least as good as "Out Stealing Horses"; a remarkably good novel; a masterful novel: Intimate, shocking, demanding, raw” Morgenbladet
“A beautiful and sad and compassionate and relentless text ... it confirms Per Petterson's status as one of Norway's very, very best novelists today.” Dagbladet
Gleichmann, GabiThe Elixir of Immortality
An epic story chronicling the history of the Spinoza family and the history of Europe.
Already sold to 14 foreign publishers- world English rights included!
Ari Spinoza is the last of the great Spinoza family. On his mother’s deathbed he promises to write his family story, to save it from oblivion. The main source to his writing is the memories of all the stories his grand uncle Fernando told him and his twin brother Sasha when they were kids. Another source is a secret book, The Elixir of Immortality, containing the recipe for eternal life, which has been guarded by the family for centuries.more
“a horn of plenty filled with wonderful stories, thought-provoking points and concise atmospheric depictions.... If book-club editors were alchemists, then this would have been their 'philosophers’ stone’. ” Dagens Næringsliv
Lindstrøm, MeretheDays in the History of Silence
Winner of the Nordic Council’s Literary Prize 2012
Winner of The Critic's Award for best novel 2012
An elderly woman thinks about her former housekeeper, a woman her and her husband were close to for a period of time, before abruptly dismissing her. Everyone but she and her husband question what happened. The couple has silently agreed to not discuss their past. While he becomes more and more closed up, she tries to break out of the isolation and silence, for instance by speaking to a priest.more
“With ‘Days in the History of Silence’ Merethe Lindstrøm has written one of this autumn’s best novels. In unobtrusive, elegant and incisive prose, she has produced a drama of everyday life which insinuates itself under the reader’s skin. (…) Merethe Lindstrøm is never ostentatious, and she does not use original metaphors, irony or subtext, instead depending completely on the power of her own subdued, explicit prose. There is therefore an insistent seriousness about this novel that does not fail to leave an impression of great credibility and authenticity.” Dagsavisen
“Something as rare as an author it is essential to read. (…) One of the real finds of this year’s autumn book season.” Aftenposten