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The jealousy man and other stories / Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Robert Ferguson.

Nesbø, Jo, 1960- (author.). Ferguson, Robert, 1948- (translator.). Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Container of (work): London. (Added Author). Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Container of (work): Jealousy man. (Added Author). Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Container of (work): Line. (Added Author). Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Container of (work): Trash. (Added Author). Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Container of (work): Confession. (Added Author). Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Container of (work): Odd. (Added Author). Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Container of (work): Earring. (Added Author). Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Container of (work): Rat Island. (Added Author). Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Container of (work): Shredder. (Added Author). Nesbø, Jo, 1960- Container of (work): Cicadas. (Added Author).

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  • 21 of 39 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Putnam Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Putnam Public Library NESBO (Text to phone) 33610148407981 New Material Checked out 12/10/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593321003
  • ISBN: 0593321006
  • ISBN: 9780593321003 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0593321006 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780593321003
  • ISBN: 0593321006
  • Physical Description: v, 511 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part one: Jealousy. London ; The Jealousy man ; The line ; Trash ; The confession ; Odd ; The earring -- Part two. Power. Rat Island ; The shredder ; The cicadas ; The antidote ; Black knight.
Summary, etc.:
A dark, thrilling short-story collection about twisted minds and vengeful hearts, from a true master of suspense. A detective with a nose for jealousy is on the trail of a man suspected of murdering his twin; a bereaved father must decide whether vengeance has a place in the new world order after a pandemic brings about the collapse of society; a woman finally overcomes her intimacy issues through a dark encounter with her Peeping Tom neighbor; a hired assassin pits his wits against his greatest adversary, another assassin, in a dangerous game for survival; and an instantly electric connection between passengers on a flight to London may spell romance, or may spell something more sinister.
Subject: Jealousy > Fiction.
Twins > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Short stories.

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In his first short-story collection, Nesbø, author of the bestselling Harry Hole series, showcases the key ingredients that distinguish his novels: devilishly constructed plots in which the flashes of human feeling exhibited by deeply flawed characters are in continual danger of being snuffed out by the darkness within. So it is in these 12 stories, which track the soul-killing effects of either jealousy (the first seven stories) or power (the final five). Some, including the exceptional title story, about a Greek cop with a preternatural knack for detecting jealousy as a motive for murder, run to nearly novella length but never feel like undernourished novels in search of another 200 pages. Whether a story hinges on a shocking twist (the Hitchcockian chiller "London"), on a character's gradual recognition of where his demons have led him ("Trash"), or on the world-building necessary to construct a post-pandemic dystopia in which our most repressed hungers run rampant ("Rat Island"), Nesbø unveils his deeply unsettling revelations at the perfect tempo. These aren't easy stories to read one after another, so readers may want to think about their own tempo.

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The 12 tales in this impressive collection from bestseller Nesbø (the Harry Hole series) blend taut suspense with sharply limned characters. "Rat Island" is the highlight, a dystopian tale set in the U.S. after a devastating pandemic. The health crisis proves an opportunity for the rich, helping them "in their struggle against those who posed the greatest threat to them: hordes of the poor and the desperate." This disturbingly plausible near-future is enhanced by detailed worldbuilding; for example, visually impaired characters prepared in advance for doomsday by getting laser surgery, expecting that glasses and contact lenses would be hard to obtain. Nesbø also makes the most out of the conceit of the title story--a detective specializes in homicide cases where jealousy is the motive. Grim humor ("rather than kill someone they hate, Greeks allow the victim to go on living in Greece," thus, the low murder rate in Greece) leavens stories highlighting the dark side of human nature. Frederick Forsyth fans will be enthralled. Agent: Niclas Salomonsson, Salomonsson Agency (Sweden). (Oct.)

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A No. 1 New York Times best-selling author with an unparalleled capacity for freezing our blood, Nesbø offers a packed story collection. A man may have murdered his twin in a fit of jealousy, a woman decides to stare down deep-seated personal issues after an encounter with a male voyeur, a grieving father considers the role of vengeance in a post-pandemic world, and two passengers on a flight to London instantly bond--but bonds can strangle. Be prepared; Hollywood has already grabbed three of these stories.


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