Oslo Noir

Aslak Nore: Oslo Noir

Two juvenile criminals find a bag of ecstasy at a party on Oslo’s west side. Soon, one of them is found dead of an apparent heroin overdose. A latino gangster beats his younger sister into a coma when he is high on drugs. Sixteen-year-old Ida takes E for the first time. Her older brother Peter Wessel comes across a drug package he doesn’t know what to do with.

It’s the summer of 1997, there are warm white nights, and Oslo has become a city the grown-ups don’t understand. This is a novel about new money, old money and dirty money - and how small pills have big consequences for people from all walks of life across the city.

Oslo Noir is both a tough drug thriller and an epic novel about growing up in the 90s. Hilarious and tragic, suspenseful and dark, Oslo Noir is a rich and colorful narrative set in Oslo – from the murky back alleys to the swanky houses of the rich – written by a young author with intimate knowledge about the zeitgeist of the 90s.



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