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The Hermit

Thomas Rydahl

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ISBN 10: 1504775732 / ISBN 13: 9781504775731
Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2016
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Title: The Hermit

Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Audio CD

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Unabridged Audio.

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[Translated (from Danish) by K. E. Semmel]

In the tradition of the Scandinavian crime fiction megahits comes this award-winning novel featuring a seventy-year-old amateur detective.

When authorities bungle the cover-up of a young boy's murder, seventy-year-old Erhard Joergensen, who has exiled himself but who sees more than most, rises to the occasion as self-appointed detective in a crime thriller that tackles the human condition.

Erhard, who had severed all ties with his wife and children in Denmark many years ago, stumbles through life as a taxi driver and, occasionally, as a piano tuner for the few wealthy inhabitants of the island of Fuerteventura off the coast of Africa, his days dominated by drink and hopeless desire.

The mystery of a dead boy, whose body is found in a cardboard box locked in the trunk of a crashed car, forces Erhard to confront life once more. But what can an old man do -- especially one who is a self-confessed loser, a nine-fingered romantic, an accidental detective who refuses to stay up-to-date and knows nothing about the Internet, mobile phones, or social media -- to solve a modern mystery with threads stretching way beyond his island?

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Thomas Rydahl, born in Denmark, in 1974, is an author and translator. His first novel, The Hermit, won the Klaus Rifbjerg's Debutant Prize and the Harald Mogensen Prize for Best Danish Crime Novel. He has translated Malcolm Gladwell's Blink and Outliers into Danish. Rydahl studied philosophy and psychology and graduated from Forfatterskolen, the Danish academy of creative writing, in 1999. Since 2001 he has worked with storytelling and strategy in communication.

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