Daniel Katz
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249 pages

The Death of Orvar Klein

Orvar Kleinin kuolema

The fascinating story of Orvar Klein.

The Death of Orvar Klein is a novel about the life of Orvar Klein, about how this Crimean War veteran, the son of a Jewish shoemaker-turned-alcoholic, almost accidentally became an antiques dealer in Helsinki and then, as a result of a series of strange events, Ivan Turbinka, antiques dealer from the city of Helsinki.

It is also a thrilling story of scandalous insurance fraud and other kinds of criminal at the start of the 20th century, and of how what goes around comes around, often in unexpected ways. In addition, it is a delightful saga about the Jews of Finland, whom the author so unforgettably described in his debut novel, When Grandfather Skied to Finland.


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French translation
German translation

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