TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in a remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough...
Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal is a taut, exquisitely written psychological thriller that builds to a shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless.
'The Bird Tribunal is a chilly psychological thriller / domestic noir that unfolds in an austere style that perfectly captures the bleakly beautiful landscape of Norway's far north' Irish Times
`An unrelenting atmosphere of doom fails to prepare readers for the surprising resolution that engulfs this flawed pair.' Publishers Weekly
`Ravatn creates a creeping sense of unease, elegantly bringing the peace and menace of the setting to vivid life. The isolated house on the fjord is a character-like shadow in this tale of obsessions. This is domestic suspense with a twist - creepy and wonderful' Good Reading Magazine
`Chilling, atmospheric and hauntingly beautiful ... I was transfixed' Amanda Jennings
`A beautifully written story set in a captivating landscape ... it keeps you turning the pages' Sarah Ward
Publisher: Orenda Books
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
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