The Half Brother: A Novel by Christensen, Lars SaabyeThe Half Brother: A Novel by Christensen, Lars Saabye

The Half Brother: A Novel

byChristensen, Lars SaabyeTranslated byKenneth Steven

Paperback | August 1, 2013

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At the end of World War II, twenty-year-old Vera is brutally raped by an unknown assailant. From that rape is born a boy named Fred, a misfit who later becomes a talented boxer. Vera’s young son, Barnum, forms a special but bizarre relationship with his half brother, fraught with rivalry and dependence as well as love. “I should have been your father,” Fred tells Barnum, “instead of the fool who says he is.”

It is Barnum, who is now a screenwriter with a fondness for lies and alcohol, who narrates his family’s saga. As he shares his family’s history, he chronicles generations of independent women and absent and flawed men whom he calls the Night Men. Among them is his father, Arnold, who bequeaths to Barnum his circus name, his excessively small stature, and a con man’s belief in the power of illusion.

Filled with a galaxy of finely etched characters, this prize-winning novel is a tour de force and a literary masterpiece richly deserving of the accolades it has received.
Lars Saabye Christensen, one of Norway's most acclaimed novelists, is the prize-winning author of nineteen novels as well as many short stories and poetry. His works have been published in the United States and throughout Europe, as well as Pakistan. He is the recipient of the Cappelen Prize, the Brage Prize, and the Nordic Council's L...
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Title:The Half Brother: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9 × 6 × 6 inPublished:August 1, 2013Publisher:ArcadeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611457890

ISBN - 13:9781611457896

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