What Happens at Night
- Schrijver: Peter Cameron (Verenigde Staten)
- Soort boek: Amerikaanse roman, psychologische roman
- Taal: Engels
- Uitgever: Catapult
- Verschijnt: 4 augustus 2020
- Omvang; 320 pagina’s
- Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook
Flaptekst van de nieuwe roman van Peter Cameron
In this atmospheric novel, an American couple travels to a strange, snowy European city to adopt a baby, who they hope will resurrect their failing marriage. Their difficult journey leaves the wife, who is struggling with cancer, desperately weak, and her husband worries that her illness will prevent the orphanage from releasing their child.
The couple checks into the eerily deserted Borgarfjaroasysla Grand Imperial Hotel, where the bar is always open and the restaurant serves thirteen-course dinners from centuries past. Their attempt to claim their baby is both helped and hampered by the people they encounter: an ancient, flamboyant chanteuse; a debauched businessman; an enigmatic faith healer; and a stoic bartender who dispenses an addictive, lichen-flavored schnapps. Nothing is as it seems in this mysterious, frozen world, and the longer the couple endure the punishing cold, the less they seem to know about their marriage, themselves, and life itself.