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The Land of Dreams

(2013)
(The first book in the Minnesota Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Dilys Awards Best Book (nominee)
Winner of the Riverton Prize for best Norwegian crime novel and named by Dagbladet as one of the top twenty-five Norwegian crime novels of all time, The Land of Dreams is the chilling first installment in Vidar Sundstol's critically acclaimed Minnesota Trilogy, set on the rugged north shore of Lake Superior and in the region's small towns and deep forests.

The grandson of Norwegian immigrants, Lance Hansen is a U.S. Forest Service officer and has a nearly all-consuming passion for local genealogy and history. But his quiet routines are shattered one morning when he comes upon a Norwegian tourist brutally murdered near a stone cross on the shore of Lake Superior. Another Norwegian man is nearby; covered in blood and staring out across the lake, he can only utter the word kjaerlighet. Love.

FBI agent Bob Lecuyer is assigned to the case, as is Norwegian detective Eirik Nyland, who is immediately flown in from Oslo. As the investigation progresses, Lance begins to make shocking discoveries - including one that involves the murder of an Ojibwe man on the very same site more than one hundred years ago. As Lance digs into two murders separated by a century, he finds the clues may in fact lead toward someone much closer to home than he could have imagined.

The Land of Dreams is the opening chapter in a sweeping chronicle from one of Norway's leading crime writers - a portrait of an extraordinary landscape, an exploration of hidden traumas and paths of silence that trouble history, and a haunting study in guilt and the bonds of blood.



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Used availability for Vidar Sundstol's The Land of Dreams

Hardback Editions

October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Land of Dreams (Minnesota Trilogy)
Author(s): Vidar Sundstol
ISBN: 0-8166-8940-7 / 978-0-8166-8940-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Land of Dreams (Minnesota Trilogy)
Author(s): Vidar Sundstol
ISBN: 0-8166-8941-5 / 978-0-8166-8941-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Land of Dreams (Minnesota Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Vidar Sundstol
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
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