A Little Death around the Eyes
ORIGINAL TITLE: Lite död runt ögonen
NUMBER OF PAGES: 250
AUTHOR: David Ärlemalm
ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Forum/Ester Bonnier
GENRE: Current Books
A haunting page-turner from the dark side of a city, a love story of two parents, one living, one dead, and their child. When Sofia dies from an overdose Arto leaves his life as an addict behind in order to make a life for himself and his daughter Bodil. For some time, each step he takes is in the right direction – the direction of a normal life. But no road is straight nor easy, and even less so after being given a second chance.
He gets fired after being falsely accused of selling drugs at the school where he works, and he is forced to earn his living in ways he knows from his past. As autumn turns into winter, Arto falls deeper and deeper into a web of lies, crime and violence, struggling to save himself and his daughter. David Ärlemalm’s debut novel A Little Death around the Eyes is a brutal and tender account of a life we hardly ever get to read about.