A Novel of Suspense

By Kjell Westo; Ebba Segerberg (Translator)
(Carroll & Graf, Paperback, 9780786717248, 188pp.)

Publication Date: February 2006

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Christian Lang, a famous novelist and television show host, wants to keep secret his affair with the enchanting Sarita, but she has her own reasons for keeping quiet too.

Lang finds himself caught up in a sinister love-triangle with Sarita and her psychotic ex-husband. He knows that his life is in danger, but so great is Lang’s passion for Sarita that he is unable to stay away. As he is drawn further into a web of lust, lies, and violence, his judgment becomes increasingly wayward.

Lang—from one of Scandinavia’s most acclaimed new noir writers—is a compelling story of obsession both physical and emotional; a tale about the power of passion to override every emotion, even fear.

About the Author

Kjell Westö was born in 1961 in Finland. Since his literary debut in 1986 he has published three collections of poetry, two books of short stories, and three novels. He lives in Finland.

Ebba Segerberg teaches English at Washington University. She has translated several crime novels into English

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