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Before I Burn

by Gaute Heivoll and Don Bartlett

Hardcover, 336 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $26 |


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A terrorizing month of arson fires and suspicion in a 1970s Norway community ends in the christening of a young boy named Gaute Neivoll, whose youth is shaped by the time of fear and fire until, as an adult, he begins to retell the stories of his neighbors while gradually discovering the identity of the arsonist. 20,000 first printing.

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