Karin Fossum author Charlotte Barslund translator


Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Published:5th Jul '12

Currently unavailable, and unfortunately no date known when it will be back

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A chilling tale about the danger of good intentions from the acclaimed author of the Inspector Sejer series.

A woman wakes one night to find that a strange man has walked into her bedroom. She lies there in terrified silence unable to move. The woman is an author and the man one of her prospective characters. So desperate is he to have his story told that he has resorted to breaking in to her house to make her tell it.

A writer wakes one night to find a strange man in her bedroom. He is a character she has invented, but not yet used, and so desperate is he to have his story told that he has resorted to breaking into her house.

She creates him for Alvar Eide, a quiet, middle-aged man whose life is carefully designed to avoid surprise, but when a young heroine addict comes into the gallery where he works, Alvar's life is changed forever and his inventor realises that she cannot control the character she has created. The result is a superb novel that plays with the boundaries of fact and fiction.

Harrowing and shocking * Independent *
Fascinating and brilliant * Literary Review *
There is no room for debate: the most important writer of foreign crime fiction at work today is Karin Fossum * Rough Guide to Crime Fiction *
Norway's "queen of crime" * Observer *
Among the most popular Norwegian crime writers... the best, in my view, [is] Karin Fossum -- Brian Oliver * Observer *

ISBN: 9780099565536

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 20mm

Weight: 256g

272 pages