In a Norwegian coastal town, society's carefully woven threads begin to unravel when an unsettling stranger named Johan Nagel arrives. With an often brutal insight into human nature, Nagel draws out the townsfolk, exposing their darkest instincts and suppressed desires. At once arrogant and unassuming, righteous and depraved, Nagel seduces the entire community even as he turns it on its headbefore disappearing as suddenly as he arrived.
About the Author
Knut Hamsun (1859–1952) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920.