The Bird Tribunal
Overview - TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. Read more...
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More About The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn; Rosie Hedger
TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough. Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal
is a taut, exquisitely written psychological thriller that builds to a shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless.
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Driven by scandal, TV personality Allis Hagtorn, the narrator of this intense psychological thriller from Ravatn (Week 53), leaves her home, job, and partner to become a caretaker in a remote part of Norway by a fjord. Sigurd Bagge, her new employer, tells Allis that hell need someone at least through spring and summer to cook and to tend to a neglected garden, the domain of his wife, whos away. He also warns her that hell be spending most of his time in his workroom. In the nearby town, where she rarely ventures, she meets a surly shopkeeper, whose veiled hints and barbed comments disturb her. In fits and starts, Allis and the taciturn Sigurd grow closer, fueled in part by her relating the Norse legend of Balder and by his recounting a nightmare in which a bird tribunal declares him guilty of evil deeds. An unrelenting atmosphere of doom fails to prepare readers for the surprising resolution that engulfs this flawed pair. Agent: Eirin Hagen, Hagen Agency (Norway). (Jan.)