The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann
A Novel

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As we fan through the pages, we recognize the usual narrative codes, but we can’t crack them any faster than Larsson can solve the puzzle of his destiny.
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One man’s fortune holds the key to a nation’s fate in this sensational debut novel set in 18th-century Sweden.

The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann transports readers to a colorful Scandinavian world of intrigue and magic in a dazzling golden age of high art, music, and opulent fashion.

A masterwork of historical fiction in the vein of Patrick Suskind’s classic novel, Perfume, Karen Engelmann’s The Stockholm Octavo is mysterious and romantic—as magical and enthralling as The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern—and features a brilliant and unforgettable cast of extraordinary characters.

 

About Karen Engelmann

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Karen Engelmann lived and worked in Sweden for nine years. She has an MFA from Goddard College in Vermont and is the 2011 winner of the American Scandinavian Society Cultural Award Grant. She lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
 
Published October 23, 2012 by Ecco. 433 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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Reviewed by Susann Cokal on Dec 07 2012

As we fan through the pages, we recognize the usual narrative codes, but we can’t crack them any faster than Larsson can solve the puzzle of his destiny.

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