ORIGINAL TITLE: Övergivenheten


AUTHOR: Elisabeth Åsbrink

ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Bokförlaget Polaris

GENRE: Current Books, Non-fiction

Abandonment is an autobiographical novel about a family, about three women and three cities. The narrator is a writer determined to define, once and for all, the desolate shadow that has followed her throughout her life, and which she mistook for normality. In the portrayal of Rita, Sally and Katherine, she traces how secrets, lies and taboos pass from one generation to the next. It is a captivating story of love, emigration and humanity in the shadow of hatred. And, as the narrator points out: “This is fiction and therefore all that is told is true.”

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Danish Rights sold to Gutkind

Norwegian Rights sold to Aschehoug

Swedish Rights sold to Bokförlaget Polaris