Christian Jungersen's first novel Thickets won the Best First Novel award in Denmark in 1999 and also became a bestseller; The Exception is his second novel, his first to be translated into English. He has recently taken up residence in Dublin, Ireland but returns frequently to Copenhagen.
"Excellent on so many things. . . . There is a hugely empathetic
imagination behind this novel."
--The New York Times
"Provocative. . . . Jungersen's sharp, disturbing book reminds us that evil is everywhere, and while you can track it down, you can't stamp it out. Especially if it lives within you."
"Extraordinary. . . . Aside from being a suspenseful page-turner, The Exception challenges our complacency and self-regard at every turn. . . . The personal has never seemed more political."
--The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"Plenty of books promise to change their readers' lives. Few succeed. Christian Jungersen's The Exception is truly an exception. . . . A highly original psychological thriller."