The Resource The son, Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund

The son, Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund

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The son
Title
The son
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Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
This novel is set amid Oslo's hierarchy of corruption, from which one very unusual young man is about to propel himself into a mission of brutal revenge. Sonny Lofthus, in his early thirties, has been in prison for the last dozen years: serving time for crimes he didn't commit. In exchange, he gets an uninterrupted supply of heroin, and the unexpected stream of fellow prisoners seeking out his uncanny abilities to soothe and absolve. His addiction started when his father committed suicide rather than be exposed as a corrupt cop, and now Sonny is the center of a vortex of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest, all of them focused on keeping him stoned and jailed, and all of them under the thumb of Oslo's crime overlord, the Twin. When Sonny learns some long-hidden truths about his father he makes a brilliant escape, and begins hunting down the people responsible for the hideous crimes he has paid for. But he is also being hunted, by the Twin, the cops, and the only person who knows the ultimate truth that Sonny is seeking. The question is, what will he do when they have cornered him?
Member of
Summary
Sonny Lofthus, a charismatic young prisoner and heroin addict serving time for other people's crimes, breaks out of jail after learning a long-hidden secret about his father's death and seeks revenge on those who lied to him.
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10304580
Cataloging source
WIM
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1960-
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Nesbø, Jo
Dewey number
839.823/74
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Barslund, Charlotte
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True
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  • False imprisonment
  • Police corruption
  • Prisoners
  • Revenge
  • Oslo (Norway)
  • False imprisonment
  • Police corruption
  • Prisoners
  • Revenge
  • Norway
Target audience
adult
Label
The son, Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Sønnen
  • This translation was originally published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Random House, London
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870707340
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780385351379
Lccn
2014934518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870707340
Label
The son, Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Sønnen
  • This translation was originally published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Random House, London
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870707340
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780385351379
Lccn
2014934518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870707340

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