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Reif Larsen - Author

About the Author

Reif Larsen is twenty-eight, studied at Brown University and has taught at Columbia University, where he is finishing his MFA in fiction. He is also a filmmaker and has made documentaries in the US, UK and sub-Saharan Africa. He lives in Brooklyn.

Featured books by Reif Larsen

I am Radar

I am Radar

Author: Reif Larsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/2016

This is a kaleidoscopic, epic novel about a lovestruck radio operator who discovers a secret society...In 1975, a black child is mysteriously born to white parents. His name is Radar Radmanovic. Radar grows up in suburban New Jersey, but his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists who stage experimental performances in war zones around the world, he is soon forced to confront the true nature of his identity.

I am Radar

I am Radar

Author: Reif Larsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2015

In 1975, a black child is mysteriously born to white parents. His name is Radar Radmanovic. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists, he is soon forced to confront the true nature of his identity. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with events stretching from Belgrade in a time of siege to arctic Norway, from Cambodia in the years before the murderous Khmer Rouge regime to the modern-day Congo. It explores the furthest reaches of quantum physics, forgotten history, puppetry and human experience. It's also about one man, one family and how far you may need to travel to know yourself. I Am Radar is a story greater than all of its remarkable parts, a breath-taking, highly addictive joyride through the worst humanity has to offer only to arrive at a place of wonder.

Other books by Reif Larsen

Die Rettung des Horizonts

Die Rettung des Horizonts

Author: Reif Larsen Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2016

Nach dem Bestseller Die Karte meiner Traume endlich der neue, schrage Roman von Reif Larsen: Die Rettung des Horizonts nimmt uns mit auf eine irrwitzige und spannende Reise rund um den Globus und durch das 20. Jahrhundert. An einem Apriltag des Jahres 1975 erblickt Radar Radmanovic in New Jersey das Licht der Welt. Nicht weiter ungewohnlich, hatte der Junge weie Haut wie seine Eltern und nicht dunkle wie eine Aubergine. Kein Arzt in den USA kann diesen Storfall der Biologie erklaren. In der Hoffnung auf Heilung reist die Familie in die norwegische Arktis zu einer mysteriosen Gemeinde von Puppenspielern. Dort experimentiert man mit bestimmten Formen der Elektroschockbehandlung, die es ermoglichen soll, Radars Hautfarbe tiefgreifend zu andern. Nach der Behandlung ist seine Haut zwar heller, aber er ist Epileptiker, und ist, wie sich im Laufe der Jahre herausstellt, sehr empfanglich fur alle Arten von Elektrizitat. Nach und nach finden an vielen Orten der Welt - in Bosnien wahrend des Burgerkriegs, im postdiktatorischen Kambodscha und im zusammenbrechenden Kongo - ungewohnliche Kunstperformances statt, mit wie lebendig scheinenden Figuren und Vogeln, entwickelt von den unterschiedlichsten Menschen, die eine Gegenwelt zu Krieg und Gewalt aufbauen wollen. Und Radar, inzwischen erwachsen geworden, ist der ungewollte Mittelpunkt dieser verruckten Bewegung. Ein reiches, sehr vergnugliches Leseabenteuer der besonderen Art - ein physikalischer Schelmenroman.

I am Radar

I am Radar

Author: Reif Larsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/2016

This is a kaleidoscopic, epic novel about a lovestruck radio operator who discovers a secret society...In 1975, a black child is mysteriously born to white parents. His name is Radar Radmanovic. Radar grows up in suburban New Jersey, but his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists who stage experimental performances in war zones around the world, he is soon forced to confront the true nature of his identity.

I Am Radar

I Am Radar

Author: Reif Larsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2015

A kaleidoscopic, epic novel about a lovestruck radio operator who discovers a secret society... In 1975, a black child is mysteriously born to white parents. His name is Radar Radmanovic. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists who stage performances in war zones around the world, he is soon forced to confront the true nature of his identity. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with events stretching from Belgrade in a time of siege to arctic Norway, from Cambodia in the years before the murderous Khmer Rouge regime to the modern-day Congo. It explores the furthest reaches of quantum physics, forgotten history and human experience. It's also about one man, one family and how far you may need to travel to know yourself. I Am Radar is greater than all of its remarkable parts, a breathtaking, highly addictive joyride that finally arrives at a place of wonder.

The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet

The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet

Author: Reif Larsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Dear Spivet Family, I have gone for a while to do some work. Don't worry, I'll be fine. I didn't want to bother you by telling about it ahead of time. Thank you for taking care of me. You are one of the best families in the world. Love, T.S. T.S. makes sense of his chaotic family life by drawing beautiful, meticulous maps kept in innumerable colour-coded notebooks. He is brilliant, and the Smithsonian Institution agrees, though when they award him a major scientific prize they don't suspect for a moment that he is twelve years old. So begins T.S.'s life-changing adventure, travelling two thousand miles across America to reach the awards dinner, the secret-society membership and the TV interviews that beckon. But is this what he wants? Do maps and lists explain the world? And why are adults so strange?