Doghead

Doghead

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Baker & Taylor
A three-generation saga of a dysfunctional Norwegian family finds the narrator visiting his dying grandmother, who imparts the true story of his war-hero grandfather's crackpot nature.

McMillan Palgrave

From a fiercely funny Danish John Irving, a bighearted, epic story of mad dogs, naughty boys, strange relatives, and family secrets

An international sensation sold in seventeen countries around the world, Doghead has critics across the globe declaring, “brilliant,” “magnificent,” “powerful and engaging.” “When I read it I had to pinch my arm to see if I was dreaming,” says Weekendavisen (Denmark). “It was really that good.” Morten Ramsland won Author of the Year and Book of the Year for Doghead in Denmark, and critical comparisons include Gunter Grass, Jonathan Franzen, Peter Høeg and Gabriel Garcia Marquez—everyone agrees that here is a world-class writer.

In Doghead, Ramsland treats U.S. readers to a highly imaginative, exuberant saga that follows three generations of a wildly dysfunctional Norwegian family. The tale begins as Asger, the narrator, visits his dying grandma, who has a few corrections to make to certain family stories. Asger learns that contrary to popular belief, Grandpa was not a war hero. Instead, his nickname was "Crackpot," and both before and after he escaped from a Nazi concentration camp, he was to put it bluntly, a cheat and a liar.

From there the real family history unfolds, and like all great stories, it is a tale that will stay with the reader forever. Doghead is certain to win this internationally celebrated author an equally devoted and enthusiastic following in the U.S.



Blackwell North Amer
In Doghead, Morten Ramsland treats American readers to a highly imaginative, exuberant saga that follows three generations of a wildly dysfunctional Norwegian family. The tale begins as Asger, the narrator, visits his dying grandma, who has a few corrections to make to certain family stories. Asger learns that contrary to popular belief, Grandpa was not a war hero. Instead, his nickname was "Crackpot," and both before and after he escaped from a Nazi concentration camp, he was, to put it bluntly, a cheat and a liar.
From there the real family history unfolds, and like all great stories, it is a tale that will stay with the reader forever. Doghead is certain to win this internationally celebrated author an equally devoted and enthusiastic following in the United States.

Baker
& Taylor

Asger is called home to Denmark to visit as his grandmother is dying. As she grows weaker, she tells him the true (or possibly true) stories of his rogue of a grandfather, the misdeeds of his father and cousins, and sets him on a treasure hunt, all haunted by his childhood vision of the Doghead.
A three-generation saga of a dysfunctional Norwegian family finds the narrator visiting his dying grandmother, who imparts the true story of his war-hero grandfather's crackpot nature. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312376543
0312376545
Characteristics: 383 p. : geneal. table ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Nunnally, Tiina 1952-

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