I am Hanja. I am not doing well. My life was nice, it really was. But it ended, the niceness. So I jumped through a store window. And then I woke up on the other side, here at Varden - my body covered with 160 stiches. This place is nothing like the outside, that is for sure. People are seriously crazy. My problem is that I do not really see the point of being here, alive. Except for Stetson, I guess. He makes life a little better. And Odin. And Mofa and Maria. And the Angel. But apart from them there is not much to live for. Actually, maybe for Freiner. And Hedda. And the stormcenter and Tussi and Formel and Ruben and Jørgen and Reza. At least they spice up my life, you might say.
The House of Crazy is a novel full of dramatic events and destinies, but also episodes and persons rendered with great humour and warmth. Karin Fossum takes care of her characters with tenderness and insight.
Karin Fossum (1954–) made her literary debut in 1974 with the poetry collection Maybe Tomorrow (Kanskje i morgen), for which she won the Vesaas First Writer's Award. She has published books in several genres, but is best known for her crime fiction series about Inspector Konrad Sejer. Several of her books have been filmed for the screen and TV. She has received a number of prestigious awards, including an LA Times Book Award and The Brage Prize for her novel The Indian Bride (Elskede Poona). In 2017 The Riverton Club named her Best Norwegian Crime Writer through the times!
Karin Fossum's books are translated into 34 languages.