Griffin, Paperback, 9780312543402, 383pp.
Publication Date: July 6, 2010
"Doghead" is a highly imaginative, exuberant saga that follows three generations of a wildly dysfunctional Norwegian family. When Asger, the narrator, visits his dying grandma, he learns that contrary to popular belief, Grandpa was not a war hero. Instead, his nickname was "Crackpot," and both before and after he escaped from a Nazi concentration camp, he was, to put it bluntly, a cheat and a liar. From there the "real" family history unfolds, and like all great stories, it is a tale that will stay with the reader forever.