The Chronicles of Adalbert Hanzon
The Chronicles of Adalbert HanzonHåkan Nesser
A new stand-alone from one of Sweden’s most beloved authors, Håkan Nesser.
“Despite what you might think, you do not matter to the world at all.”
Those were the words of Adalbert Hanzon’s father to him as a child. Not the most encouraging words perhaps, but Adalbert gets by pretty well anyway. At least until love, and the insanity that so often follows, strikes.
43 years, and a stint in jail later, Adalbert Hanzon is a corpulent and slightly alcoholic misanthrope. Suddenly, the past is once again nagging at his conscience, and the only people he has to help him sift through the facts of what happened almost half a century ago, is a querulous neighbor (who refuses to kick the bucket, seemingly just to spite Adalbert) and a chatty cousin who constantly tries to force him to exercise.
But necessity is the mother of all invention, and together, they will try to find the truth. A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.
German: btb Verlag
Norwegian: Gyldendal Norsk