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Jo Nesbø, author of Macbeth

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's MACBETH centers on a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom --- a master of manipulation named Hecate --- has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.

Week of January 7, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of January 7th include THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT by Chris Bohjalian, a spellbinding psychological thriller in which a flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man --- and no idea what happened; MACBETH, Jo Nesbø's retelling of Shakespeare’s dark and tragic play, which centers on a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem; THE LARGESSE OF THE SEA MAIDEN, a story collection from Denis Johnson finished shortly before his death that finds him contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves; and Dave Eggers' THE MONK OF MOKHA, the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.