A Sailor Steps Ashore

Sandemose, Aksel: En sjømann går i land

This is Sandemose’s debut as a Norwegian author. We meet Espen Arnakke, 17 years old and a sailor. One night he becomes a murderer, and wherever he goes later in life, he will be haunted by the ghost of John Wakefield. The great Sandemose motives – hatred, love, jealousy and murder – are here given their first significant version. Epilogue by Espen Haavardsholm.

First published: 1931
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