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Walking into the Night

Olaf Olafsson

Walking into the Night by Olaf Olafsson is a heartbreakingly romantic story of a tragic love affair set in the gorgeous heart of the Jazz Age.

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For twenty years Christian Benediktsson has led an orderly but demanding life as butler to the media magnate William Randolph Hearst, famously the inspiration for Citizen Kane, in his San Simeon castle. But Christian’s own private world is filled with regret – for a family abandoned, a reckless affair and a tragic death, followed hard by financial downfall that prompted his profound retreat from life. But when one day Christian’s buried past threatens to catch up with him, a heart-rending journey of self-discovery into lost love begins.


Olaf Olafsson was born in Reykjavik in 1962. He attended Brandeis University, where he studied physics. Formerly the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, he is currently Vice-Chairman of Time Warner Digital Media. His debut novel in English, Absolution, was published in 1994 and became the biggest-selling work of fiction in Iceland’s history. His second novel, The Journey Home, was published…

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