Sick Rose (Innbundet)


Torkil Damhaug

Norwegian title: Syk rose
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 1999
Pages: 327
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202183974
Overview Syk rose

"I can't shake the thought that there was nothing until the day I saw the girl with the wound, that that's when it all started..."

Seemingly by chance, the novel's narrator encounters a young woman with a fierce, dead wound on her face. He follows her, and thus becomes entangled in an investigation where past, present and imagination flow together. More and more clues lead the narrator towards a mysterious people-trafficking league that is mysteriously connected to his own history.

Sick Rose can be read as a guided tour through hell; it is an entertaining and bizarre tale that finds itself in a fascinating intersection between the thriller, the psychological novel, and the absurdist tradition.

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Author Torkil Damhaug

Torkil Damhaug (b. 1958) has a degree in medicine with a specialization in psychiatry. His debut novel, Flee, Moon, caused a great stir when it appeared in 1996. His Norwegian and international breakthrough came with the psychological thriller Death by Water in 2009. The novel has since been optioned for a movie. He has been awarded the Riverton Prize for the novel Fireraiser in 2011, A Fifth Season in 2016 and Dog without a Grave in 2022, making him the only author to receive the prize thrice.

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