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Klas Östergren: The Hurricane Party

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The Hurricane Party
Klas Östergren
Canongate Books
ISBN 978-1-84767-258-2
22 September 2009
$28.00 in Canada

9781847672582

Hanck Orn’s son is dead. When they come to the door they tell him it was a heart attack, but he knows they’re lying. So he travels to the outermost reaches of the land to find out what really happened. When he lands on the island he’s met by a young woman, hair streaked with blood, raving like a lunatic. She’s one of the sisters who tell him the story of how his son died in the great hall of the Clan, the Norse gods, who were holding a party. But the festivities soon got out of hand, the guests began to argue with one another, and the mischievous shapeshifter Loki dealt a deadly blow.

Set in a dystopian future that recalls Orwell and Zamyatin, Klas Östergren has weaved a dizzying story of magnificent scope and foul play. Moving from the golden halls to the depths of the underworld, it is about one man’s search for justice for his son in a world on the brink. A place where true love is so strong it can bring about the end of time.

Written by Thomas

2009-05-17 at 16:06

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