Prince: A Novel

by Ib Michael

For lovers of Howard Norman’s The Bird Artist, Prince is an evocative, richly imagined novel about a defining season in the life of a youngoutcast.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.7 out of 5
  • Published April 7th 2001 by Picador
  • Original Title: Prince: A Novel
  • ISBN: 0312273258 (ISBN13: 9780312273255)
  • Edition Language: English

For lovers of Howard Norman’s The Bird Artist, Prince is an evocative, richly imagined novel about a defining season in the life of a young outcast. In 1912 at a provinical Danish seaside hotel, twelve-year-old Malte, a charity case from the city, revels in the freedom of summer. Largely a solitary boy, Malte spends his days on the beach, transfixed by the sea. When a coffin containing a young sailor drifts ashore, Malte is soon absorbed in the sailor’s tragic love story and dramatic death, and their fates become dangerously intertwined.