The Cold Song: A Novel

April 8, 2014|
The Cold Song: A Novel by Linn Ullmann
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One of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2014!

Ullmann’s characters are complex and paradoxical: neither fully guilty nor fully innocent
 
Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer’s block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri’s stylish and unforgiving mother.
 
Siri and Jon’s marriage is loving but difficult, and troubled by painful secrets. They have a strained relationship with their elder daughter, Alma, who struggles to find her place in the family constellation. When Milla is hired as a nanny to allow Siri to work her long hours at the restaurant and Jon to supposedly meet the deadline on his book, life in the idyllic summer community takes a dire turn. One rainy July night, Milla disappears without a trace. After her remains are discovered and a suspect is identified, everyone who had any connection with her feels implicated in her tragedy and haunted by what they could have done to prevent it.
 
The Cold Song is a story about telling stories and about how life is continually invented and reinvented.
Linn Ullmann is an award winning author, journalist, and literary critic. She has published four other novels in 33 languages, all of them critically acclaimed international bestsellers: Before You Sleep, Stella Descending, Grace, and A Blessed Child.  Ullmann is a cofounder and former artistic director of the international artist resi...
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Title:The Cold Song: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8.23 X 5.59 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.23 X 5.59 X 0.9 in
Published:April 8, 2014
Publisher:Other Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590516676

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