It Was Not Me
ORIGINAL TITLE: Det var inte jag
AUTHOR: Kjell Johansson
ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Weyer förlag
It Was Not Me is a sort of epilogue to Kjell Johansson’s trilogy “The Vulnerable,” which follows the siblings Einar and Eva from the first book, The House by the Dam (Huset vid Flon), up through their lives. It is also a stand-alone story about how the shadows of childhood are thrown far forward in life.
“Although it is an epilogue, this is perhaps the foremost book in Johansson’s sequence: extremely sad, subduedly painful, deeply serious and very beautiful in its concentrated, clear style.”
“… one of the year’s best Swedish novels.”
“In contemporary Swedish literature, Kjell Johansson is uniquely able to create black and tragic magic …”