desmond elliott 2017 win prizes eleanor oliphant
Search our site
The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World by Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh Read the opening extract of the brand new Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh book before its publication on 24/10/2017

Those Who Leave by Ivar Rivenaes
  

Those Who Leave

Debuts of the Month   Literary Fiction   Thriller / Suspense   eBook Favourites   

RRP £10.95

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Literary Contemporary Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

Itâs not often we at Lovereading travel into the territory of promoting a title that comes in unsolicited from a self-published author but this is one that really caught our eye. Rivenaes has real talent for dialogue and for gripping the reader throughout with a complex yet utterly riveting plot presented in effortless fashion. He's created some brilliantly drawn characters you will care about and some terrific interplay between them. It is a beautifully written, multi-faceted, multi-layered political action thriller, much like Tom Wolfeâs Bonfire of the Vanities and written with a multitude of ingredients including drama, humour, love, action and suspense making it much more than a thriller. It's intriguing, fulfilling and ultimately consuming and will linger on in your psyche long after youâve finished it.

Win a Set of 10 Bloomsbury Modern Classics!

This month Bloomsbury has launched a series of ten modern classics chosen from highlights of the publisher's last thiry years, each with an eye-catching, iconic illustrated cover - and we have a full set to give away!

The ten titles are Restless by William Boyd, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale and The Little Friend by Donna Tartt.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 6 November 2017. The winners will be notified by 20 November 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 06/11/2017

Synopsis

Those Who Leave by Ivar Rivenaes

Angelo Vargas was an enigma, a man from nowhere who had followed a perilous path through a restless and eventful life. The time had come to leave his ‘diplomatic activitiesâ behind and settle in England to search for his shrine. His partner, the unrestrained and incorrigible Japanese Tadashi Ishihara, shared Vargas' dream but there was one more assignment looming over the horizon: the most challenging and financially rewarding plot he had ever contemplated.

Igor Parkhurst, a writer contemplating his former glory, becomes a pawn in Ishihara's plan to achieve his two objectives: to access to the higher echelons of British society, and to use Parkhurst as the link to the forces threatening the future of the newly elected American President. However, Ishihara makes a slip. He does not take into account Jennifer Moran, Parkhurst's goddaughter, whom Vargas comes to see as the goddess of his shrine. Ishihara regards her as an annoying obstacle. Having made his living in the pit of human existence, Vargas refuses to give up the very woman who can give him a new lease of life. Ishihara is equally determined to achieve his goals.

Ishihara's own wife, Jasmin, also has her reasons to persuade Vargas to take on one final assignment. However nobody can predict the implications and the consequences in a drama where Life plays against Death.

Reviews

'Overall, this is near perfect and will linger deeply in your soul long after reading; entertaining and thought provoking in equal measure, 'Those Who Leave' reminds the reader why the written word can be the most rewarding medium.â – review by Malcolm Martin – magazine editor - UK

‘Brilliant! Each of the 813 pages of this remarkable novel deserves to be read. The characterisation and interplay of the characters is very much in the style of Le Carre. It would make a magnificent film.â Vivian Kemble - writer, producer, director – London

'As Rivenaes delves deeply into the dark and exotic histories of each of his central characters, it seems the love affair between brooding, enigmatic and dangerous Vargas and his antithesis, upstanding Irish-Catholic Jennifer Moran is as destined to fail, as it is entirely unpredictable. The love story which emerges… is intriguing, fulfilling and ultimately consuming. The rewards are Rivenaes' fascinatingly complex collection of characters and a tale that proves that true love, however fleeting, can be found in the unlikeliest of places'. The BIG ISSUE - UK

About the Author

Ivar Rivenaes

Ivar Rivenaes was born in Norway and grew up during the WWII occupation 1940 – 1945. His two novels in Norwegian, The Man Who Walked Backwards (1968) and The Story of Richard Kahn (1973) got rave reviews and became bestsellers. Instead of pursuing a career as a writer he continued travelling during the decades before he settled in Hampshire in 1995.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

3rd March 2005

Author

Ivar Rivenaes

More books by Ivar Rivenaes
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Varde Books

Format

Paperback
813 pages

Categories

Debuts of the Month
Literary Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780954658304

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools