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The Summer Of Ellen

The Summer Of Ellen

Agnete Friis's lyrical, evocative work of psychological suspense weaves together two periods in one man's life to explore obsession, toxic masculinity, and the tricks we play on our own memory. Jacob, a middle-aged architect living in Copenhagen, is in the alcohol-soaked throes o... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781616959951
Barcode 9781616959951
Published 21 May 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Friis, Agnete
Translated by Kongerskov, Sinead Quirke
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ISBN-13 9781616959951
ISBN-10 1616959959
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Soho Press Inc
Publication Date 21 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Friis, Agnete
Translated by Kongerskov, Sinead Quirke
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Weight 567g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 839.8138
Catalogue Code 967578

Description of this Book

Agnete Friis's lyrical, evocative work of psychological suspense weaves together two periods in one man's life to explore obsession, toxic masculinity, and the tricks we play on our own memory. Jacob, a middle-aged architect living in Copenhagen, is in the alcohol-soaked throes of a bitter divorce when he receives an unexpected call from his great-uncle Anton, who is in his nineties and still lives with his brother Anders on their rural Jutland farm--a place Jacob hasn't visited since the summer of 1978. Anton asks Jacob to answer the question that has haunted them both for decades: What happened to Ellen? To find out, Jacob must revisit the farm and confront what took place that summer--one defined by his teenage obsession with Ellen, a beautiful young hippie from the local commune who came to stay with Anton and Anders, and the unsolved disappearance of Jacob's classmate's sister. In revisiting old friends and rivals, Jacob discovers that the tragedies that have haunted him for over forty years were not what they seemed.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Agnete Friis In this sensitive character study, Agnete Friis, who writes the Nina Borg mysteries with Lene Kaaberb l, dares us to confront bad mothers and other outcasts. --The New York Times Book Review The first solo novel by Friis . . . measures up to the best-selling Nordic noir novel The Boy in the Suitcase. Ella Nygaard, 27, is a flawed, memorable character. --The BBC, Between the Lines Breathtaking. --Toronto Star A classic whodunit with a great up-to-date character and twist . . . An excellent character study of a woman in extreme crisis. --The Globe and Mail [A] must-read . . . Half of the duo who co-wrote the socially conscious Nina Borg series, Friis brings that same liberal political slant to this new thriller about love and violence in families. --LitHub The skillfully calibrated atmospheric tension and Ella's realistically awkward struggle toward redemption will appeal to fans of literary suspense like that of Jennifer McMahon and Karin Fossum. --Booklist, Starred Review
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Agnete Friis has coauthored four novels in the award-winning New York Times bestselling Nina Borg series- The Boy in the Suitcase, Invisible Murder, Death of a Nightingale, and The Considerate Killer. She lives in Copenhagen. What My Body Remembers was her solo debut.

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