ORIGINAL TITLE: Tolv veckor med dig
AUTHOR: Johanna Schreiber
GENRE: Current Books, Fiction
Sweden’s new rising star in the women’s fiction genre, Johanna Schreiber, is back with a novel that hits right on the mark.
Jacob and Linnéa meet at a wedding that neither of them really wants to attend. He is striving to become a partner at his law firm; she works in communication for a non-profit. He always wears tailored suits; she buys her ‘unique’ pieces from the local bargain bucket. He has bought his ex-wife out of their high-end apartment; she lives in a rented one-bedroom in the suburbs. But their instant attraction leads to a hot and steamy night together – not only because they end up spending it in the sauna.
The next time they see each other, Linnéa has something to tell him: she is pregnant. Now, they only have weeks to decide whether to keep the baby. Twelve weeks to determine the course of the rest of their lives.
Johanna Schreiber directs her unswerving gaze at our time, and manages the impossible – to describe stereotypes in an entirely unstereotypical way.
Very few Swedish authors can compete with Johanna Schreiber’s refreshingly clear look on today’s society. I was hooked from the very first time I heard the pitch, and it has been a great pleasure to follow Linnéa and Jacob’s journey. This is a novel for the reader that is longing for a love story that isn’t sugary sweet – but multilayered, passionate and thought-provoking. I hope it will reach many, many readers!