Faber & Faber - Derek B Miller reads from and discusses Norwegian by Night
Derek B Miller reads from and discusses Norwegian by Night
An edge-of-your-seat thriller written with great humanity and humour, following an elderly American on the run across Norway with a kid in danger. Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on marine training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe. Against a strange and foreign landscape, this unlikely couple, who can't speak the same language, start to form a bond that may just save them both. Compelling and sophisticated, it is both a chase through the woods thriller and an emotionally haunting novel about ageing and regret.
Here Derek B Miller reads from the novel and talks about Sheldon.