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The New Water

(1997)
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Jon didn't like change. He wanted things to stay just the way they were, just the way they had always been. He wanted to continue living with his sister Elisabeth in their little island community off the coast of northern Norway. He wanted to be free to roam the island and go hunting and do as he pleased. And he wanted his childhood friend Lisa to be there with him. But Jon's island world was changing, and he was being forced to change along with it. Elisabeth kept insisting that they had to move to the city, that there was no future for them on their wretched little island. Lisa had gone away to become a dancer, and then -- was it when she had come home for a visit? -- he couldn't quite remember -- she had disappeared, and there was speculation that she may have been the victim of foul play. This novel is both a mystery and a love story. But most of all it is a psychological study, a frightening and fascinating journey into the tortured mind of a troubled young man.

Genre: Mystery

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January 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: NEW WATER
Author(s): ROY JACOBSEN
ISBN: 0-8142-2381-8 / 978-0-8142-2381-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: OSU Peer GYNT Press
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June 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The New Water
Author(s): Roy Jacobsen
ISBN: 0-9645238-1-7 / 978-0-9645238-1-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Peer Gynt Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU