The Cemetery of the Sea
Original title: Havets kirkegård
Publisher: Aschehoug , 2021
Pages: 486 pages
The matriarch of a wealthy Norwegian dynasty commits suicide on the family estate. Her unpublished memoirs about the family’s trauma – a wartime ship disaster that killed her husband and hundreds of others – are missing. Her granddaughter embarks on a journey to find the manuscript. Aided by a discredited secret agent with his motives, they wind up the family’s labyrinthian past – a dark and dramatic story of secrets, betrayals, and doomed love.
The Cemetery of the Sea is a literary thriller, a sweeping family saga, and a colorful drama about power and inheritance inspired by the great tales from the 19th century as well as modern tv series. Distinctly set in Norway, exploring universally human issues, the novel ends in a fateful final voyage along the stunningly scenic Norwegian coast. The quest to uncover the truth 75 years later converges in the shipwreck on the bottom of the sea 300 meters below the surface – where the shocking truth lies buried …
French: Le bruit du monde