How to Find Your Way in the Dark


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Mariner Books
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6.35 X 9.24 X 1.27 inches | 1.24 pounds

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About the Author

DEREK B. MILLER has worked on international peace and security for think tanks, diplomatic missions, and the United Nations. His first novel, Norwegian by Night, was an Indies Choice Honor Book, an Economist Best Book of 2013, and a winner of the CWA's John Creasey Dagger Award. His second novel, The Girl in Green, was published in 2017. Born and raised in Boston, Miller has lived abroad for more than fifteen years, in Norway, Switzerland, Britain, Israel, and Hungary. He now lives in Oslo, Norway, with his wife and two children.


"[Miller's] character portraits are indelible, often heartbreaking. At times this novel moved me to tears, the highest possible compliment." -- New York Times Book Review

"A rollicking novel that . . . follows its characters through a decade of fascinating history. Miller has crafted a wide-ranging, years-spanning yet tightly structured plot, and he excels at placing memorable characters in unusual circumstances. An underlying seriousness lies at the heart of all of this intrigue, hilarity and fun . . . The ending of How to Find Your Way in the Dark is nothing short of brilliant." -- Bookpage, *starred review*

"[A] terrific coming-of-age story . . . Readers will root for Sheldon, a memorable survivor, every step of the way." -- Publishers Weekly, *starred* review

"Compelling and deeply satisfying." -- Booklist

"The Old Testament is the first hardboiled detective story (spoiler: God's the killer); Derek B. Miller's sly, moving, fable-like HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY IN THE DARK is Chandler by way of The Chosen, Marlowe with a touch of Talmud, 'Judeo-Noir' at its finest." -- --Shalom Auslander, nationally best-selling author of Hope: A Tragedy and Mother for Dinner

"For me--as I'm certain it will be for every reader of the wonderful Norwegian By Night--Derek B. Miller's new novel is a genuine literary event (Sheldon Horowitz is back!). Miller has long deserved to be a household name. HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY IN THE DARK should finally make him one." -- --Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls and Chances Are...

"In a novel that manages to be both searing and funny, Derek Miller's characters slalom through the underside of pre-war city life, through breathtaking U-boat battles, and into the Borscht Belt at its most fraught hour, when the Jewish world teeters on the abyss. With Miller's signature blend of humor and questions that make you sit up straight and reconsider, HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY IN THE DARK puts a finger on the paradox of Jewish comedy." -- --Rachel Kadish, National Jewish Book Award-winning author of The Weight of Ink