Original title: Kamelskyer
Publisher: Forlaget Oktober, 2004
Pages: 208 pages
Erik Lindhom is an author who has published a few collections of poetry. When he receives a grant, his wife urges him to travel to Lisbon to write. Once there, he falls in love with Cecilia, an English journalist. At the same time, something is happening at home. His wife sounds strange when they talk on the phone. Parallel to these events, the story of Saladin is told, one of the great role models of the Islamic world. Saladin fought against Christianity, and was widely known as a cruel warlord. Suddenly he changes, and becomes an advocate for forgiveness and understanding.
With a superb sense of drama and contrast, the stories of the Norwegian author and the Islamic warrior are woven together in this novel.
British English, American English: Seagull Books
Russian: MIC Publishing
Slovakian: MilaniuM Books