Lake of the Dead

Bjerke, André: De dødes tjern

A group of young people travel to a cabin to find out why a friend of them committed suicide. In the course of a few autumn days they are exposed to a number of nerve-racking experiences. Everything is moving in a borderland between dream and reality, in a veil of eeriness, until the psychoanalyst Kai Bugge cuts through the mysticism and presents the solution to the mystery.

The book was voted runner-up "Best Norwegian Crime Novel of All Time" by radio listeners in 2004.

In 1958, the book was also adapted into a movie, which is considered one of the five best that have ever been made in Norway.

First published: 1942, Aschehoug
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