Acts of Infidelity
ORIGINAL TITLE: Utan Personligt Ansvar
AUTHOR: Lena Andersson
ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Natur & Kultur
Ester Nilsson is back. And she has not learnt a thing.
Five years after her experience with Hugo Rask Ester meets the actor Olof Sten. At their very first encounter she recognises her body’s reactions: she is falling head över heels in love. Olof makes no secret of being married to Ebba Silfversköld, but starts seeing Ester, but according to Olof it is not a relationship. He is after all married, and claims to have no plans to leave Ebba. But why is he with Ester?
Ester buys a car so she can drive Olof all over the country, to stage performances and lovers meetings. The summertime is intolerable for her, because in the summer married men spend their time with their wives. Ester Nilsson has become a mistress. But Olof Sten is ambivalent and the hope that he will leave his wife is always there.
Acts of Infidelity is the standalone sequel to Arbitrary Conduct that so far sold more than 200 000 copies in Sweden. With a sharp eye and a great sense of humour Lena Andersson this time explores the mistresses place in our culture and the deeply rooted notions that control three-ness.