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- DescriptionAn international literary sensation about an arsonist on the loose in rural Norway and the young man haunted by the storyIn 1970s Norway, an arsonist targets a small town for one long, terrifying month. One by one, buildings go up in flames. Suspicion spreads among the neighbors as they wonder if one of their own is responsible. But as the heat and panic rise, new life finds a way to emerge. Amid the chaos, only a day before the last house is set afire, the community comes together for the christening of a young boy named Gaute Heivoll. As he grows up, stories about the time of fear and fire become deeply engrained in his young mind until, as an adult, he begins to retell the story. At the vel's apex the lives of Heivoll's friends and neighbors mix with his own life, and the identity of the arsonist and his motivations are slowly revealed. Based on the true account of Norway's most dramatic arson case, Before I Burn is a powerful, gripping breakout vel from an exceptionally talented author.
- Author BiographyGaute Heivoll's Before I Burn was a bestseller in Norway. The novel won the Brage Prize and was nominated for the Critics Prize and the Booksellers' Prize, and has been sold in more than twenty countries.
- Author(s)Gaute Heivoll
- PublisherGraywolf Press
- Date of Publication07/01/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleLannan Translation Selection (Graywolf Hardcover)
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGraywolf Press
- Weight508 g
- Width145 mm
- Height219 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Translated byDon Bartlett
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With dust jacket
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