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Howard Norman

Biography

Howard Norman

Howard Norman is a three-time winner of National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a winner of the Lannan Award for fiction. His novels THE NORTHERN LIGHTS and THE BIRD ARTIST were both nominated for National Book Awards. He is also author of the novels THE MUSEUM GUARD, THE HAUNTING OF L, WHAT IS LEFT THE DAUGHTER, NEXT LIFE MIGHT BE KINDER and MY DARLING DETECTIVE. He divides his time between East Calais, Vermont and Washington, D.C.

Howard Norman

Books by Howard Norman

by Howard Norman - Fiction

It’s been several months since Simon Inescort keeled over the rail of a Nova Scotia–bound ferry, a massive heart attack to blame. Simon's widow, Lorca Pell, has sold their farmhouse to newlyweds Zachary and Muriel --- after revealing that the deed contains a “ghost clause,” an actual legal clause allowing for reimbursement if a recently purchased home turns out to be haunted. In fact, Simon finds himself still at home. He spends time replaying his marriage in his own mind, as if in poignant reel-to-reel, while also engaging in occasionally intimate observation of the new homeowners. But soon the crisis of a missing child threatens the tenuous domestic equilibrium, as the weight of the case falls to a rookie private detective.

by Howard Norman - Fiction

Sam Lattimore meets Elizabeth Church in 1970s Halifax, in an art gallery. The sparks are immediate, leading quickly to a marriage that is dear, erotically charged and brief. In Howard Norman’s new novel, the gleam of the marriage and the circumstances of Elizabeth’s murder are revealed in heart-stopping increments.