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Norway's John Le Carre

Arguably written by a ‘Norwegian John Le Carre’, Those Who Leave by Norwegian Ivar Rivenaees will appeal to readers of psychological thrillers, philosophy and travel books. It is a multi-faceted, multi-layered novel, much like Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities written with a blend of humour, love, action and suspense

12/05/2005 :: With an original, gripping plot and clever wordplay, Those Who Leave, presents a skilful combination and an understanding of life and customs in England, Ireland, Norway, the Middle East, Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico and the USA. Rivenaes explores in depth the detailed lives and philosophies of the main characters, whether the scene is set at the Oxford Union or in the slums of Mexico.

Those Who Leave is Rivenaes’ third novel. His first two Norwegian novels, The Man Who Walked Backwards (1968) and The Story of Richard Kahn (1973), received rave reviews and became bestsellers in his native country.  His third is written in English.

‘Ivar Rivenaes is a master entertainer with an uncanny ability to switch from subtle irony to black humour…’
Arbeiderbladet

‘I can find no parallels in my own time for such a sparkling talent in a first book... I would have to go back as far as Nordahl Grieg to find a partner of comparable quality.'
Morgenavisen

THOSE WHO LEAVE IS PUBLISHED IN PAPERBACK AT £10.95 by VARDE BOOKS

www.vardebooks.co.uk

It is available from bookshops, Amazon or Gazelle Book Services on 0152 468 765
For further information contact Fiona Spencer Thomas 020 834 3207

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