Only the dead / Vidar Sundstøl ; translated by Tiina Nunnally.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: " A Norwegian tourist has been found murdered on the shore of Lake Superior--right where an Ojibwe man may have been killed more than one hundred years earlier. Four months later, the official investigation is supposedly over but still not resolved, and U.S. Forest Service officer Lance Hansen, drawn into the mystery by his grisly discovery of the body, is uncovering clues disturbingly close to home. His former father-in-law, Willy Dupree, may hold the key to the century-old murder of Swamper Caribou. And his own brother, Andy, might know more than he's telling--more than he should know--about the recent homicide. The relationship between the brothers takes a dangerous turn as their annual deer hunt becomes a deadly game. Steeped in the rich history of Lake Superior's rugged North Shore, this follow-up to the Riverton Prize-winning The Land of Dreams pursues two tales through a bleak and beautiful landscape haunted by the lives and dreams of its Scandinavian immigrants and Native Americans. Hansen finds himself equally haunted by the complex mysteries that continue to unravel around him. "-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      "Originally published in Norwegian as De døde"--Title page verso.
    • Other Titles:
      Døde. English
    • ISBN:
      9780816689422 (hardback)
      0816689423 (hardback)
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    • ABNT:
      SUNDSTØL, V.; NUNNALLY, T. Only the dead. [s. l.]: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. ISBN 9780816689422. Disponível em: Acesso em: 24 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Sundstøl V, Nunnally T. Only the Dead. University of Minnesota Press; 2014. Accessed September 24, 2020.
    • APA:
      Sundstøl, V., & Nunnally, T. (2014). Only the dead. University of Minnesota Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Sundstøl, Vidar, and Tiina Nunnally. 2014. Only the Dead. Minnesota Trilogy: Bk.2. University of Minnesota Press.
    • Harvard:
      Sundstøl, V. and Nunnally, T. (2014) Only the dead. University of Minnesota Press (Minnesota trilogy: bk.2). Available at: (Accessed: 24 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sundstøl, V & Nunnally, T 2014, Only the dead, Minnesota trilogy: bk.2, University of Minnesota Press, viewed 24 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Sundstøl, Vidar, and Tiina Nunnally. Only the Dead. University of Minnesota Press, 2014. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Sundstøl, Vidar, and Tiina Nunnally. Only the Dead. Minnesota Trilogy: Bk.2. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sundstøl V, Nunnally T. Only the dead [Internet]. University of Minnesota Press; 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 24]. (Minnesota trilogy: bk.2). Available from:


PW Reviews 2014 August #3

Like the central movement of a dark Grieg symphony, this brief second installment of Norwegian author Sundstøl's Minnesota Trilogy resounds with two stunning variations on a single theme: the complex motivations behind murders that link brotherhood, love, and death. In the first book, 2013's The Land of Dreams, forest ranger Lance Hansen, an insecure amateur historian, and his brother, Andy, set out on their annual November deer hunt on the North Shore of Lake Superior. When Lance checked out a report of an illegally pitched tent near the lake, he discovered the battered body of a Norwegian tourist. Shortly beforehand, Lance saw Andy near the crime scene. Now, as Lance's relationship with his brother frays, he is consumed by a maelstrom of suspicion and fear that parallels Sundstøl's eerie interpolated recollections of Lance's distant relative, the pietistic Lutheran immigrant boy Thormod Olson, on a harrowing winter trek in search of the American dream more than a century earlier. As an ice storm builds around him, Lance's emotional stability is shattered by the waking nightmares of a ghostly Ojibwe medicine man who mysteriously vanished from the same forest years earlier. Readers will eagerly await The Ravens, the trilogy's conclusion. (Sept.)

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