The Vega Brothers

Lars Lenth

Brødrene Vega
Kagge Forlag 2015
Fiction / Crime
68000 Words
English samples available, 77 pages

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Having blown up a fish farm in Nordland, a young, angry eco-terrorist hides at the innermost point of a deserted fjord. There he encounters an eccentric hermit, Rino Gulliksen, who has felt the environmental consequences of the salmon farm on his physical health, and together they go to war against the world’s largest fish farming company, NorFish AS. The local fish farm barons, the brothers Torvald, Einar and Gunnar Vega, have earned a fortune by cutting a swathe through the landscape and inhabitants of Brønnøy municipality, and they have no immediate plans to waive their rights to what they have built up. One of the chief shareholders in NorFish engages his childhood friend Leo Vangen to locate the eco-terrorist and escort him from the area before the vengeful and extremely dangerous Vega brothers sink their claws into him and inflict unwanted attention on their parent company. Before the melancholic trainee lawyer knows anything about it, he finds himself in the crossfire between the hot-tempered and self-righteous environmentalists on the one hand and the unscrupulous salmon farmers on the other.

Foreign rights

Limes Verlag, Germany
Wydawnictwo Literackie, Poland
Palto, Turkey

He constructs his colourful, baroque gallery of characters and social setting with precision and consistency to make a unique, entertaining eco-plot.

From The Brage Jury, shortlisted for best Norwegian crime novel 2015

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