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This is the incredibly moving and atmospheric new novel about a parent's love for his lost child, from the author of the international bestseller Let the Right One In.

If you like John Ajvide Lindqvist you might also like to read books by Stephen King, Robert Jackson Bennett and Scott Smith.

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Harbour by John Ajvide Lindqvist

It was a beautiful winter's day. Anders, his wife and their feisty six-year-old, Maja, set out across the ice of the Swedish archipelago to visit the lighthouse on Gavasten. There was no one around, so they let her go on ahead. And she disappeared, seemingly into thin air, and was never found.

Two years later, Anders is a broken alcoholic, his life ruined. He returns to the archipelago, the home of his childhood and his family. But all he finds are Maja's toys and through the haze of memory, loss and alcohol, he realizes that someone - or something - is trying to communicate with him.

Soon enough, his return sets in motion a series of horrifying events which exposes a mysterious and troubling relationship between the inhabitants of the remote island and the sea.


'Lindqvist is Sweden's answer to Stephen King'
Daily Mirror

'A magician of genre fiction'

'This is a third consecutive masterpiece from an author who deserves to be as much a household name as Stephen King'

About the Author

John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish author, born 1968, grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb to Stockholm. He wanted to become something awful and fantastic. First he became a conjurer and came in second in the Nordic card trick championship, then he was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. John has written TV series as well as stage plays and TV drama. Two of his other novels, Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead have been translated into English and published by Quercus.

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26th May 2011


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Quercus Publishing Plc


528 pages


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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Fiction in translation



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Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

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