Ordinary Grace Themes & Motifs

William Kent Krueger
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Jealousy

Jealousy is the driving force behind the most dramatic murder that takes place in the summer of 1961 in New Bremen, MN. Emil Brandt is a renowned pianist and composer who was badly injured during a tour of duty in World War II. He was blinded and his face was horribly disfigured. His family is the wealthiest family in New Bremen and the surrounding region. When he returned a broken man in many ways, his family wanted to metaphorically shove him under the rug. Emil suspected that his family almost rejoiced at his injuries because it gave them a way to hide another black sheep of the family.

The Brandt family bought a farmhouse for Emil and had it remodeled. They also made a place for Emil’s sister, Lise, at the farm. Lise was born deaf, had never been educated and had an explosive temper that...

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