The wanderer and his shadow, the man of action and the opportunist. In the early 1930´s two well-educated young Germans make a decision that leads them to Oslo´s infamous Gestapo headquarters at Victoria terrasse, to James Border River, and further, across the border. And later across all borders, into a state where they become champions over life and death.
World War II finishes and evolves into the Cold War. Even in the blur of war there always exists a demarcation between good and bad. Does that demarcation still follow the same lines today? Horrified by the atrocities committed by the preceding generation, a young Norwegian tries to do the right thing by abiding by laws and rules. Will he still end up committing an injustice?
James Border River is a novel about power and ideology, about what the war changed and what remained unchanged.
“… the most powerful contribution to this year´s literary output. James Border River is something as rare as a modern novel of ideas, …
The author has a high-octane narrative strength and writes with immense authority”.