Synopsis of He Who Fears the Wolf
Inspector Sejer is investigating the brutal murder of a woman who lived alone in the middle of the woods.
The chief suspect is another loner, a schizophrenic recently escaped from a mental institution.
The only witness is a twelve-year-old boy, overweight, obsessed with archery, and a resident at a home for delinquents.
When a demented man robs a nearby bank and accidentally takes the suspect hostage, the three mistfits are drawn into an uneasy alliance.
Shrewdly, patiently, Inspector Sejer confronts a case where the strangeness of the crime is matched only by the strangemess of the criminals, and where small-town prejudices warp every piece of information he tries to collect.
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