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Norwegian by Night
Norwegian by Night
Author: Derek Miller
A former Marine sniper and a newly orphaned boy race across the Norwegian wilderness, fleeing demons both real and imagined.
ISBN-13: 9780544292666
ISBN-10: 0544292669
Publication Date: 5/6/2014
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Mariner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 8
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I was captivated by this charming fictional story about an older U.S. veteran, Sheldon Horowitz, who has traveled to Norway with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her husband, Lars. The story is told through Sheldon who frequently escapes into fantasy conversations and experiences with family and friends who are no longer alive. There is also a young child, Paul, accompanying Sheldon on his adventurous journey after Paul's mother is murdered outside Sheldon's apartment. It touches on the loss of a son in the Vietnam War, the loss of a father/son relationship and what it means to be Jewish post WWII. I originally thought this might be similar to the humorous "Ove" but it feels a bit darker. Still a very entertaining read with enough to keep you guessing about what is real and what is just in his mind.


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