Harbor

Harbor

By John Ajvide Lindqvist; Marlaine Delargy (Translator)

Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312680275, 500pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2011

Description

John Ajvide Lindqvist has taken the horror world by storm. His first novel, " Let the Right One In," has been made into critically acclaimed films in both Sweden and in the U.S (as Let Me In). His second novel, "Handling the Undead," is beloved by horror lovers everywhere. Now, with "Harbor," a stunning and chilling masterpiece, Lindqvist firmly cements his place as the heir apparent to Stephen King.

One ordinary winter afternoon on a snowy island, Anders and Cecilia take their six-year-old daughter Maja across the ice to visit the lighthouse in the middle of the frozen channel. While they are exploring the lighthouse, Maja disappears either into thin air or under thin ice -- leaving not even a footprint in the snow.

Two years later, Anders, a broken man, moves back to his family's abandoned home on the island. He soon realizes that Maja's disappearance is only one of many strange occurrences, and that his fellow islanders, including his own grandmother, know a lot more than they're telling. As he digs deeper, Anders begins to unearth a dark and deadly secret at the heart of this small, seemingly placid town.

As he did with" Let the Right One In" and "Handling the Undead," John Ajvide Lindqvist serves up a blockbuster cocktail of high-tension suspense in a narrative that barely pauses for breath.



About the Author
John Ajvide Lindqvist is the author of "Let the Right One In" and "Handling the Undead". "Let The Right One In", his debut novel, was an instant bestseller in Sweden and was named Best Novel in Translation 2005 in Norway. The Swedish film adaptation, directed by Tomas Alfredsson, has won top honors at film festivals all over the globe, including Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. An American remake, Let Me In, written and directed by Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, was released in October 2010 to rave reviews. Lindqvist grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm and the setting for "Let the Right One In". Wanting to become something awful and fantastic, he first became a conjurer, and then was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. He has also written for Swedish television. He lives in Sweden.



Praise For Harbor

"Like Stephen King, Lindqvist makes deft use of contemporary pop culture.... Like King, Lindqvist is a master at evoking the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small, self-contained community whose denizens are as cursed by their own history as by the uncanny, terrifying events of the present."--The Washington Post "John Ajvide Lindqvist is rightly seen as one of the most exciting writers working in the horror genre at the moment – a rival, indeed, to Stephen King."--The Scotsman "A spooky pleasure, expertly told."--Kirkus Reviews "Enthralling dark fantasy."--Publishers Weekly