Format: B Format
Price: £ 8.99
Pages: 600 pp
Date: January 2009
‘An enormously accomplished and compelling novel by one of Scandinavia’s outstanding contemporary writers. Barbara J. Haveland and Arcadia Books have performed a great service by giving us Kjærstad in English at last’ – Paul Auster
‘I read the Norwegian writer Jan Kjaerstad’s energetic blast of a novel, The Seducer, in one. It’s irresistible and playful’ – Ali Smith, TLS
‘Jan Kjærstad is a brave writer. The Seducer succeeds at being a great work of fiction, and a terrific read’ – Anna Paterson, Independent
\'Go on, try something different - this book is witty, savage, elegant and strange - and comes from Norway\'s leading writer. Hugely entertaining\' - The Times
(About this author)
From the Norwegian by Barbara Haveland
Is it possible to change a life by telling it? Jan Kjærstad explores the dark side of a rosy existence in this second volume of his celebrated Jonas Wergeland trilogy.
Jonas Wergeland has been convicted of the murder of his wife Margrete. What brought Norway’s darling to this end? A professor has been set the task of writing a biography of the once celebrated, now notorious, television personality; in doing so he hopes to solve the riddle of Jonas Wergeland’s success and downfall. But the sheer volume of material on his subject is so daunting that the professor finds himself completely bogged down, at a loss as how to proceed, until the evening when a mysterious stranger knocks on his door and offers to tell him stories which will help him unravel the strands of Wergeland’s life.
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