The Cold Song

Author(s): Linn Ullmann

Fiction

One of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2014!

Ullmann's characters are complex and paradoxical: neither fully guilty nor fully innocent
 
Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer's block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri's stylish and unforgiving mother.
 
Siri and Jon's marriage is loving but difficult, and troubled by painful secrets. They have a strained relationship with their elder daughter, Alma, who struggles to find her place in the family constellation. When Milla is hired as a nanny to allow Siri to work her long hours at the restaurant and Jon to supposedly meet the deadline on his book, life in the idyllic summer community takes a dire turn. One rainy July night, Milla disappears without a trace. After her remains are discovered and a suspect is identified, everyone who had any connection with her feels implicated in her tragedy and haunted by what they could have done to prevent it.
 
The Cold Song is a story about telling stories and about how life is continually invented and reinvented.

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General Fields

  • : 9781590516676
  • : Other Press (NY)
  • : Other Press (NY)
  • : January 2013
  • : 21.00 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm X 2.20 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Linn Ullmann
  • : en
  • : 328