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  • 爬行动物回忆录
  • Krypdyrmemoarer(Reptile Memoirs)
  • 作者:Silje O. Ulstein
  • 出版社代理人:Aschehoug Forlag(挪威)
  • 出版时间:2020年9月
  • 页数:444页
  • 已售版权:保加利亚语丶丹麦语丶荷语丶法语丶瑞典语丶、意大利语、土耳其语丶世界英语、德语丶冰岛语
  • 版权联系人:yayu@peonyliteraryagency.com
内容介绍

★ 挪威年度最佳犯罪小说处女作 

★ 本书未出版前一夕之间被北欧最好的出版社以preempt取得版权

★ 法国版权和世界英语版权以竞价得標,义大利版权以preempt 取得版权

★ 提供英语全文书稿

 

一部关於羞耻心丶孤独和禁欲的暗黑故事,大胆极富原创性的心理惊悚小说,作者想藉此探讨是否一个人真的可以脱胎换骨,变成全新的另一个人。故事发展是穿插於两个时间轴之间:2000年初,三位二十多岁的室友决定共养一只小虎蟒作为宠物;以及2017年,一位11岁的女孩失踪了。

 

关於作者

Silje O. Ulstein 毕业於奥斯陆大学(University of Oslo)文学硕士学位,并在卑尔根的Skrivekunstakademiet研读创意写作。《爬行动物回忆录》是她的第一本小说。

 

书评

«The best Norwegian crime debut in years» Adresseavisa

Krypdyrmemoarer, Silje O. Ulstein’s debut novel has gained widespread attendion already before its Norwegian publication and was instantly preempted in three territories.

 

The novel is a dark, daring and highly original psychological thriller about shame, loneliness and forbidden desires, in which the author explores whether it is possible to shed ones skin and become someone else entirely. The story plays out and shifts between two time-levels: The early 2000’s where three flat-mates in their twenties decide to get a baby tiger python as pet. And 2017, where an 11-year old girl goes missing.

 

 

Gutkind publisher Jacob Søndergaard:

A stranglehold of a thriller. Finally an addition to the genre that defies every cliche and that with its originality and glowing prose, sets a new standard for what the reader can expect from a psychological suspense novel. «Krypdyrmemoarer» is brave, ambitous, intense and deeply terrifying.                                  

 

Maria Såthe, Literary Director Wahlström & Widstrand:

«Krypdyrmemoarer” is a masterful, disturbing and incredibly well-written psychologial thriller, with a story that plays out on two parallel levels. One is lineary, completely realistic and solid, the other coiling, evasive and nightmare-like. Together, they form a novel that is engrossing, terrifying, exhilerating and-until the very end, completely unpredictable.

 


以下评价来自版权得标的出版社:


Senior editor Peter Blackstock, Grove Atlantic (USA)

'I'm head-over-heels about this book and would be so excited to be its English-language publisher, and general champion! It's something so special, a book that could appeal to literary readers, anyone who enjoys a weird or unconventional story, and lovers of traditional crime. It has been a joy to go back to this book, think about the characters and learning about their different pasts and traumas, feeling empathy as well as gasping at some of the things that they do. It's a wonderfully measured book that never goes too far but always keeps the reader on the line - a real feat. I loved the sound of this book from the moment I heard about it and while reading have felt just more and more excited right up until the final page.


Hege Roel-Rousson, publisher Actes Sud (France): 

I love the creeping suspense Silje O. Ulstein creates throughout this story, a sensation both thrilling and disturbing. Something feels slightly off in many of her characters, like a ticking bomb just beneath the surface. She has a great sense of timing and her clever twists that caught me by surprise on several occasions. And I am deeply impressed by how a debut author this young, masters such an ambitions plot while also providing emotional depth and solid psychological insight. This is definitely not your cookie-cutter Nordic thriller, and I find it so refreshing!

 

Editor Fransesca Varotto, Marsilio (Italy):

«Krypdyrmemoarer is a very original and cleverly constructed novel, a truly enjoyable page-turner.Everything that happens is unexpected and the narrative tension remains high until the very end.It is a captivating, intense, unpredictable reading, far from the usual thrillers: Silje Ulstein shows strong inventiveness and an outstanding talent, and we at Marsilio are delighted to enrich our list with her brilliant and unique voice.»

 

Gutkind publisher Jacob Søndergaard (Denmark):

A stranglehold of a thriller. Finally an addition to the genre that defies every cliche and that with its originality and glowing prose, sets a new standard for what the reader can expect from a psychological suspense novel. "Krypdyrmemoarer" is brave, ambitous, intense and deeply terrifying.

                                           

Maria Såthe, Literary Director Wahlström & Widstrand (Sweden):

"Krypdyrmemoarer” is a masterful, disturbing and incredibly well-written psychologial thriller, with a story that plays out on two parallel levels. One is lineary, completely realistic and solid, the other coiling, evasive and nightmare-like. Together, they form a novel that is engrossing, terrifying, exhilerating and until the very end, completely unpredictable.

 

Susan Sandérus, commissioning editor AW Bruna (The Netherlands):

A riveting, dark thriller packed with twists and turns. The main character is unusual, unpredictable and mysterious, which makes her utterly fascinating. Silje Ulstein is a refreshing new voice in Scandinavian crime fiction and we are thrilled to have "Krypdyrmemoarer" on our list.