Anders Totland
A Prayer for Jacob Juul

Jacob Juul goes from being a retired priest to a widower, grandfather, and murderer in just a couple of days.
It all becomes too much to handle at once for Jacob Juul. In just a few days, he goes from being a retired priest with a good moonshine-business enjoying his retirement, to a widower and new grandfather to a 7-year-old girl. And if that wasn't enough, he also becomes a murderer.
Now he has a dead debt collector in the booze stash in his shed that he has to get rid of and a criminal conspiracy he must save himself and grandchild Isabella Donnatina from.
Luckily, a lifelong career in the Church of Norway has prepared him to face most situations with calmness and optimism. As Jacob himself says: "It is incredible what experiences through more than 40 years of visiting private homes to plan christenings, weddings, and funerals can teach you."
A tragicomic noir from deep in the Norwegian forest.

Anders Totland

Anders Totland
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Anders Totland is an author, social scientist, cook, and journalist. He is an award-winning young adult writer. His first novel for adults, Winter Tones, was published in 2019.
A Prayer for Jacob Juul is his second novel.

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The new Norwegian Children's Literature Prize for his first novel, Angel in the Snow, 2016
Nominated for the Ministry of Culture's Award, best non-fiction 2017 - The Norwegian Slave Trade

Edited March 04, 2023 by Northern Stories