Doghead: A Novel (Paperback)

Doghead: A Novel By Morten Ramsland, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by) Cover Image
By Morten Ramsland, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by)
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“This international bestseller is a rollicking, surreal family saga of three generations of a Norwegian family, complete with humor and heartbreak. Ramsland is a Danish Richard Russo!”
— Carol Schneck, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI


Doghead is a highly imaginative, exuberant saga that follows three generations of a wildly dysfunctional Norwegian family. When Asger, the narrator, visits his dying grandma, he learns that contrary to popular belief, Grandpa was not a war hero. Instead, his nickname was "Crackpot," and both before and after he escaped from a Nazi concentration camp, he was, to put it bluntly, a cheat and a liar. From there the real family history unfolds, and like all great stories, it is a tale that will stay with the reader forever.

About the Author

Morten Ramsland, born in 1971, has a degree in Danish and Art History. Doghead is his first book to be published in English. A huge bestseller in Denmark, it won four major literary prizes there including Author of the Year, Book of the Year, the Reader’s Prize and the most prestigious prize for literature, the Golden Laurel Prize. It has also won the Premio Berto and Premio Edoardo Kihlgren 2nd Prize in Italy.

Praise For…

"The American debut of an award-winning Danish novel, a bestseller throughout Europe...An earthy, funny, unflinching family history." - Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312543402
ISBN-10: 0312543409
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: July 6th, 2010
Pages: 384
Language: English