New Release Books by Frode Grytten

Frode Grytten is the author of Elsewhere (2013), Ein ehrliches Angebot (2012), Meter over havet (2015) and The Shadow in the River (2008).

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Elsewhere

release date: Dec 03, 2013
Elsewhere
What do we mean by small town? How has this innocuous term – one up from ‘village’, a couple down from ‘city’ – come to function as a pejorative? Pressed to describe what the phrase ‘small town’ conjures up, we’d be hard pushed to say anything positive: closed-minded; petty; provincial; parochial. On a broad European canvas, however, the rich traditions of short story writing challenge these preconceptions. The stories collected here are neither narrow-minded nor petty, nor do the minds of their protagonists contract to fit their environment. In Germany, a house-husband is slowly sent over the edge by his over-achieving neighbours. In the town of Odda in Norway, a middle-aged Morrissey fan has a matter of hours to find a girlfriend so his ailing mother can die in peace. It’s the small gestures – a white lie, the turning of a blind eye, a small kindness or a secret kept – that allow the characters of these communities to survive, to breathe easily within the seemingly tight strictures life there can impose. It’s how we do things round here...

Ein ehrliches Angebot

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Ein ehrliches Angebot
Zwei Männer kommen auf sehr unterschiedliche Art zu Wohlstand und riskieren alles, als sie ihn zu verlieren drohen. Harald Lunde hat seine Kunden sein Leben lang mit Möbeln versorgt. Doch dann muss er seine Firma wegen der übermächtigen Konkurrenz von IKEA schliessen. Aus Rache beschliesst Lunde, den IKEA-Gründer Ingvar Kamprad zu entführen. - Sein Sohn Arvid verdient neben seiner Arbeit als Lehrer Millionen an der Börse. Er führt ein Yuppieleben mit hübscher Frau und teuren Autos. Dann wird er vom Börsencrash erwischt. Als seine Frau ihn verlassen will, beschliesst er, seine Schulden durch Banküberfälle wettzumachen. Pointenstark und spannend erzählt Frodde Grytten von Erfolg und Verlust und von den grossen Gefühlen. Ein berührender Roman aus Norwegen voll herbem Humor.

Meter over havet

release date: Jan 01, 2015

The Shadow in the River

release date: Jan 01, 2008
The Shadow in the River
Journalist Robert Bell investigates the mysterious death of a man forced off the road and into the river. Then his sister-in- law, with whom he is having an affair, vanishes, and it seems that her disappearance could somehow be linked to the young man''s death. Storm clouds gather as Robert is drawn ever deeper into the hunt for a murderer.
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