ORIGINAL TITLE: Darling River
AUTHOR: Sara Stridsberg
ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Albert Bonniers förlag
Lo and her father go on nightly excursions in an old Jaguar through the burning forests of an unfamiliar European city. Lo is a dream and a mirror through which other fates emerge. Dolores Haze who journeys from Nabokov’s novel to Alaskan maternal mortality. A female ape captured in Paris’ Jardin des Plantes who is trained to draw by a scientist. An unknown mother who drives around the illuminated highways circling the cities.
Darling River is a grand and melancholy novel about children without childhoods and women without futures.