The Courier

Author:   Kjell Ola Dahl
Publisher:   Orenda Books
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9781912374434


Pages:   276
Publication Date:   21 March 2019
Format:   Paperback
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In 1942, Jewish courier Ester is betrayed, narrowly avoiding arrest by the Gestapo. In a great haste, she escapes to Sweden, saving herself. Her family in Oslo, however, is deported to Auschwitz. In Stockholm, Ester meets the resistance hero, Gerhard Falkum, who has left his little daughter and fled both the Germans and allegations that he murdered his wife, Ase, who helped Ester get to Sweden. Their burgeoning relationship ends abruptly when Falkum dies in a fire. And yet, twenty-five years later, Falkum shows up in Oslo. He wants to reconnect with his daughter. But where has he been, and what is the real reason for his return? Ester stumbles across information that forces her to look closely at her past, and to revisit her war -time training to stay alive... Written with Dahl's trademark characterization and elegant plotting, THE COURIER sees the hugely respected godfather of Nordic Noir at his best.

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Author:   Kjell Ola Dahl
Publisher:   Orenda Books
Imprint:   Orenda Books
ISBN:  

9781912374434


ISBN 10:   1912374439
Pages:   276
Publication Date:   21 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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More than gripping. --European Literature Network Kjell Ola Dahl's novels are superb. If you haven't read one, you need to--right now. --William Ryan, author, Holy Thief If you have never sampled Dahl, now is the time to try. --Daily Mail The perfect example of why Nordic Noir has become such a popular genre. --Reader's Digest A chilling novel about betrayal. --Sunday Times A masterclass in plotting, atmosphere and character that finely balances shocking twists. --Times Superb . . . The translator's stripped-down, muscular prose is a plus. --Publishers Weekly starred review of Faithless Excellent . . . Fans of Scandinavian noir will be eager for Dahl's next book. --Publishers Weekly starred review of The Ice Swimmer


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One of the fathers of the Nordic Noir genre, Kjell Ola Dahl was born in 1958 in Gjovik. He made his debut in 1993, and has since published eleven novels, the most prominent of which is a series of police procedurals cum psychological thrillers featuring investigators Gunnarstranda and Frolich. In 2000 he won the Riverton Prize for The Last Fix and he won both the prestigious Brage and Riverton Prizes for The Courier in 2015. His work has been published in 14 countries, and he lives in Oslo.

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