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The Resource Keep saying their names, by Simon Stranger ; translated from the Norwegian by Matt Bagguley

Keep saying their names, by Simon Stranger ; translated from the Norwegian by Matt Bagguley

Label
Keep saying their names
Title
Keep saying their names
Statement of responsibility
by Simon Stranger ; translated from the Norwegian by Matt Bagguley
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
"Inspired by historical events and by personal history, a shattering, exquisite double portrait of a Norwegian family savaged by World War II and of a man devoted to crimes against humanity, conjoined by an actual house of horrors they both called home. Once the Germans conquer Norway in 1940, they quickly discover a tremendous native asset: Henry Oliver Rinnan, a double agent so cruel and manipulative that he would become notorious as one of Norway's vilest traitors, second only to Quisling himself. In 1941, Rinnan and his gang set up headquarters in an unspectacular suburban house and transformed the cellar into a makeshift torture and death chamber reserved for Norwegian resisters. In the war's aftermath, this house became home to a Jewish-Norwegian couple still reeling from trauma. Here their two young daughters spend a happy childhood in the very same rooms where, only a few years before, some of the most heinous acts of the occupation had been committed. Many decades later, Simon Stranger married the daughter of one of those girls, and, learning the history of her family, soon realized that their story could not be told without including Rinnan's, provoking a plague of questions: What turned a bashful shoemaker's son into this despised criminal? How could a Jewish family have chosen to move into that house?"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1976-
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Stranger, Simon
Dewey number
839.823/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8952.29.T8
LC item number
L4513 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bagguley, Matt
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rinnan, Henry Oliver
  • Germany
  • War criminals
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Norway
Label
Keep saying their names, by Simon Stranger ; translated from the Norwegian by Matt Bagguley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in Norway as Leksikon om lys og morke by Aschehoug Forlag, Oslo, in 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104307040
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780525657361
Lccn
2019033876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Keep saying their names, by Simon Stranger ; translated from the Norwegian by Matt Bagguley
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in Norway as Leksikon om lys og morke by Aschehoug Forlag, Oslo, in 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104307040
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780525657361
Lccn
2019033876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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