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  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857527523
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $37.00

How to Find Your Way in the Dark




A young boy's quest to avenge the death of his father leads to a coming of age story like no other. This is a wonderful portrait of America between the wars, in all her confidence and innocence, just like Sheldon himself.

It's 1936, war is brewing, tempers are running high, and by his thirteenth birthday, Sheldon Horowitz has been orphaned - twice. While a terrible accident took his mother, Sheldon is convinced that his father was murdered. But no-one else thinks so, least of all the police.

Determined to track down the culprit, and leaving behind his only friend Lenny, Sheldon moves to Hartford, Connecticut to live with his uncle. He is told to keep his head down and forget the past. But that just isn't his style.

Fired up by his politically-minded cousin Abe (and quite possibly in love with other cousin Mirabelle), he sets out on a quest to discover the truth that will take him from industrial Hartford to a ritzy hotel in the Catskills, back to his childhood home and finally on to New York.

Sheldon quickly discovers that it's a jungle out there, and to survive, he will have to learn to make his own luck. Fortunately, that's one thing he's very good at...

  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857527523
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $37.00

About the author

Derek B. Miller

Derek B. Miller's acclaimed debut novel Norwegian by Night won the CWA John Creasey Award for Best First Novel in 2013. A native of New England, Miller is the director of The Policy Lab and has worked in International Affairs with the UN, governments and think tanks for the past twenty years. His second novel, The Girl in Green, was recently shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year 2017.
He lives in Oslo with his wife and children

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Praise for How to Find Your Way in the Dark

[The] character portraits are indelible, often heartbreaking ... at times this moved me to tears

The New York Times

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