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The Resource Norwegian by Night

Norwegian by Night

Label
Norwegian by Night
Title
Norwegian by Night
Statement of responsibility
Derek B. Miller
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Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE 2013 CWA JOHN CREASEY DAGGER FOR BEST NEW CRIME WRITER OF THE YEAR Sheldon Horowitz — 82 years old, impatient, and unreasonable — is staying with his granddaughter's family in Norway when he disappears with a stranger's child. Sheldon is an ex-Marine, and he feels responsible for his son's death in Vietnam. Recently widowed and bereft, he talks to the ghosts of his past constantly. To Norway's cops, Sheldon is just an old man who is coming undone at the end of a long and hard life. But Sheldon is clear in his own mind. He'd heard the boy's eastern European mother being murdered, and he's determined to protect the child from the killer and his Balkan gang. With an endearing combination of dexterity and daring, Sheldon manages to elude the police in what is hostile, foreign territory for him. But what he doesn't know is that the police and the gang both know where he's heading. Norwegian by Night is the last adventure of a man coming to terms with the tragedy of his own life as he tries to save another's. It combines laconic, deadpan humour, moral seriousness, visceral grief, and narrative tension in a remarkable way. An extraordinary debut, featuring a memorable hero. PRAISE FOR DEREK B. MILLER '... utterly compelling.' The Sunday Age 'Humane, blackly funny, heart-breaking, full of believable people and with a touching, magnificent hero in Sheldon, this is one of the best books I've read this year. Verdict: brilliant' The Herald Sun
Summary
After witnessing a murder in Olso, elderly former Marine sniper and watch repairman Sheldon Horowitz flees to safety with the newly orphaned son of the victim and becomes haunted by memories of his own son who died in Vietnam
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Award
New Blood Dagger Award, 2013.
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10166785
Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Miller, Derek B
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Norwegian by Night
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:54c6f12f-8218-4daa-8147-5cb95445276a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921942808
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Norwegian by Night
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:54c6f12f-8218-4daa-8147-5cb95445276a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921942808
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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