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Scandinavian Noir: In Pursuit of a Mystery

Author: Wendy Lesser.

Scandinavian Noir: In Pursuit of a Mystery

Author: Wendy Lesser.

$27.00 $6.98
Item #: D20743
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 274
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: FSG
ISBN: 9780374216979
For nearly four decades, Wendy Lesser's primary source of information about three Scandinavian countries—Sweden, Norway, and Denmark—was mystery and crime novels. Having never visited the region, Lesser constructed a fictional Scandinavia of her own making, disproportionately populated with cops and psychopaths. In 2018, Lesser finally booked a flight for these scenic locales, and in this "beautifully crafted inquiry into fiction, ... More
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For nearly four decades, Wendy Lesser's primary source of information about three Scandinavian countries—Sweden, Norway, and Denmark—was mystery and crime novels. Having never visited the region, Lesser constructed a fictional Scandinavia of her own making, disproportionately populated with cops and psychopaths. In 2018, Lesser finally booked a flight for these scenic locales, and in this "beautifully crafted inquiry into fiction, reality, crime and place" (NYTBR), she reflects on her journey and ponders how the happiest countries in the world became synonymous with murder mysteries.


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