The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

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Harry N. Abrams
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author
Lars Mytting, Norway's bestselling novelist, is the author of Norwegian Wood. His books, which have sold over one million copies in 19 languages, have won the Norwegian Bookseller Prize and have been shortlisted for the prestigious Dublin IMPAC Prize, among others. The Bell in the Lake has been sold in 12 countries and was a #1 bestseller in Norway.
"Highly episodic, deeply immersive... Mr. Mytting's novel has it all: the propulsive narrative, the human interest, the deep historical context, the gorgeously detailed descriptions of the finer things in life... The prose rips along and Paul Russell Garrett's English version reads convincingly... No one could doubt its ingenious design."--The Wall Street Journal
"Lars Mytting's The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is an intricate and evocative literary mystery... Mytting's deft maneuvering reveals truth after explosive truth. It's an atmospheric, suspenseful telling...There's beautiful cadence to the dialogue, and to the evocative descriptions of the windy, rugged beauty of the Shetlands and the desecration wrought by war on bodies and the forests of Somme."
--Foreword Reviews
"The sleuthing is masterfully executed, and the complexity of the plot is deepened by fully dimensional characters. The sense of place is beautifully explored through the Shetland Islands....The story is multilayered...presented authentically with depth and respect, skillfully blending both human nature and nature in itself."
--Mystery and Suspense Magazine
"The many facets of this wide-ranging literary novel will give pleasure to the conscientious reader."--The Historical Novels Review