The ConquerorKjærstad, Jan: Erobreren
Is it possible to change a life by telling it?
The story about TV star Jonas Wergeland's extraordinary career continues. The seducer has now turned conqueror, and his story is told again, from a different angle, filling in holes and making new patterns become visible.
A university professor is commissioned to write the "definitive" Wergeland biography. He has collected extensive background material, but cannot bring himself to start writing. A woman seeks him out and over the course of seven days, she tells the wildly meandering story about Jonas - from his childhood, filled with magical sensuousness, through to an adulthood marked by the eroticist’s tragic insights.
“ The Conqueror lies in wait if you’re willing to be seduced by a mysterious woman, and by some of the stories that create a human being”
Jan Kjærstad: Biography and bibliography
First published: 1996, Aschehoug Fiction
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|American English||Open Letter|
|German||Kiepenheuer & Witsch|
|Spanish||Nórdica Libros, S.L.|