Tag Archives: Norwegian

Mister Ho (Monsieur Ho)

LITERARY FICTION Name: Mister Ho Occupation: civil servant Distinguishing feature: discreet by nature Task: Conduct a census of 1.3 billion people In a country where being alive means being part of a collective, Mister Ho leads the calm life of an invisible minor civil servant. And yet, somewhere in the Higher Spheres, they have other […]

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Earthly Attraction (Attraction terrestre)

Finalist – Prix France-Québec ~ Longlisted for the Prix des libraires du Québec LITERARY FICTION This is the story of two men. The first is an embalmer, a doctor’s son who, unable to look after the living, has devoted himself to the dead. The second, a sickly pianist, alleviates his solitude by consorting with the ghosts […]

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Umbrellas (Parapluies)

LITERARY FICTION The rain started to fall the day Matteo disappeared. Before his unexpected departure, Béatrice did not think she would need a life jacket to swim through her life. To keep her head out of the water, she clings to Aisha, an imaginary Somali girl who enters her life while Béatrice listens to the […]

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Heaven’s Door (La porte du ciel)

LITERARY FICTION Under the Louisiana sun, two young girls grow up, one in the shadow of the other. Eleanor and Eve will live different lives. One of them is white, the other black. It is the Civil War and the country is torn apart. Someone builds an impossible church in the middle of a marsh. […]

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The Idea M/F (Het Idee M/V)

This book offers a – much needed – new perspective on male female differences. It challenges current popular theory and shows how recent scientific discoveries tell a surprising and quite different story. The writing is accessible for a broad audience while also containing detailed notes and references for the more specialized reader. Upon publication it […]

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I Was Blind But Now I See

Click here to read the full article on James Altucher in Bloomberg Businessweek of November 17, 2011. James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, […]

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After Delphine (Na Delphine)

  Delphine Zomerland has it all: a good marriage, two lovely daughters, a successful career and a group of close friends. However, one day she leaves everyone behind and disappears without a trace. Her best friend Nina is left in despair. Why did Delphine not say anything before she left? And did she indeed leave […]

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Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward W. Said

In engaging with the richly varied and seminal scholarship of Edward W. Said, Waiting for the Barbarians aims to recover the notion of culture as a collective, hybrid and plural experience, in light of the political imperative that rules our present. Bringing together some of the figures most closely associated with Said and his scholarship, […]

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The Garden of Departed Cats

A surreal, utterly unique novel. In an ancient Mediterranean city, a tradition is maintained: every ten years an archaic game of human chess is staged, the players (visitors versus locals) bearing weapons. This archaic game, the central event of The Garden of Departed Cats, may prove as fatal as the deadly attraction our narrator feels for the local man who […]

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The Smell of Fried Bonito

“The desire to live more than one life…” A beautiful novel about Istanbul, the city of innumerable cultural and historical layers. After many years in New York, the main character is enticed by the nostalgic smell of fried bonito to return to his native Istanbul, only to find that he never really knew this city, […]

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