Description - The Discoverer by Jan Kjaerstad
The third installment of Kjaerstad's critically acclaimed and award winning Jonas Wergeland trilogy. Released from prison after serving time for the murder of his wife, Margrete, Wergeland finds himself aboard the Voyager, the vessel of a research party sailing down the Norwegian fjord to the sea, documenting the history of the surrounding landscape and its people. As the story progresses, the reader delves into events earlier in Jonas' life and finally learns the truth about the circumstances of Margrete's death.
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(216mm x 138mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Jan Kjaerstad
Jan Kjaerstad was born in Oslo in 1953. He read theology at the University of Oslo and made his debut as a writer in 1980 with a short story collection, The Earth Turns Quietly. The Seducer forms the first part of a trilogy that also includes the novels The Conqueror and The Discoverer. These novels have achieved huge international success. Jan Kjaerstad is also the author of essays, a children's book and editor of the literary magazine Vinduet. He was the recipient of the Nordic Prize for Literature in 2001 and was also Germany's Henrik Steffen Prize for Scandinavians who have significantly enriched Europe's artistic and intellectual life. Other awards include the Norwegian Literary Critics Prize adn the Aschehoug Prize.