By Marianne Fredriksson

The water in the rivers and the oceans is changing. Outside the cities they are building tall mountains to make sure the water stays where it should. Some people blame the moon, others a climate change. The theories are many and only a select few know for sure. Noah has a mission, an order from God who wants to destroy the earth and drown the people. In great anger, he and his sons put their stubborn energy to work: a huge ship takes form – the biggest ever seen in this world.

Syndafloden (The Deluge) is a big and lovingly told epic, a history of freedom, fear and love, good and evil. And as always when myths come alive (and they aren’t usually portrayed with as much life as here) we understand that what happens in another age is actually around us today.

First published by Wahlström & Widstrand, 1990
348 pages

Sweden, Wahlström & Widstrand
Sweden, Iris/Bonnier Audio (audio book)
Denmark, Forlaget Fremad
Norway, Damm & Son
Finland, Kirjayhtymä
Germany, S.Fischer/Krüger Verlag
The Netherlands, De Geus
Poland, Bertelsmann Media
The Czech Republic, Vysehrad Spol. Nakladatelstvi
Spain, Emecé Editores