Los Angeles Review of Books: Vidar Sundstøl's Minnesota Trilogy

By Elise Moser
Los Angeles Review of Books

Sundstol_Ravens cover[EXCERPT] -- Sundstøl fearlessly presents his readers with a pretty unattractive protagonist. Overweight, ham-handed in his social interactions, awkward with his dysfunctional family, Lance Hansen is no Lisbeth Salander; on the contrary, he is the antithesis of her sharp-witted, sexually confident urbanite. He does not leap to conclusions, he gropes, and he is wrong most of the time. But he is dogged, and persistence pays.

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