ORIGINAL TITLE: Bärarna
NUMBER OF PAGES: 250
AUTHOR: Jessica Schiefauer
ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Romanus & Selling
GENRE: Current Books, Fiction
Award-winning author Jessica Schiefauer has spent many years working on her first adult fiction novel. Planned publication was spring 2021. But then; the world shifted and the corona pandemic became a reality which has made publishing house Romanus & Selling change the publication date to October this year.
The Carriers depicts a world that has been subjected to a pandemic for decades. A contagious disease that forces men and women to live separated. The women are in control of power, and the scarce resources are shared equally among the inhabitants. But the system is starting to get questioned, and when the main character Nikki becomes pregnant her life changes drastically.
This novel was a contemporary depiction of society even before covid-19. It is about how a world much like ours cope after a horrific pandemic, where its inhabitants has found a “new normal” – adapted to it and adjusted immensely. It is about the aftermath; about how different approaches to how to protect the people has had consequences for international relations. It is about what happens to those not included in the solidarity of the group, left on the outside to fend for themselves.
"When I first read The Carriers I thought of it as an imaginative depiction of the future, but recent developments has made it horribly relevant. In the hands of an author like Jessica Schiefauer, the tale of post-pandemic life turns in to a masterpiece. The Carriers is thought-provoking, provocative, playful, touching and incredibly thrilling - a baffling read! I am immensely proud and happy to be the publisher of this book, and all I’ve really got to say is: read it!"
Susanna Romanus, Founder and Publisher
”The Carriers burrows its way into big issues like ecology, parenthood and the allocation of the worlds’ power and resources. All of this is done by a light hand in a suspenseful and absorbing story. A rich book, a world of its own, and a language that glistens and burns."
Jesper Ims, Editor
”The Carriers is nothing less than a magnificent read. Nikki’s and Simone’s touching faiths and Jessica Schiefauer’s crystal clear prose makes The Carriers a book that is impossible to put down. With great attention to detail and nuances, Schiefauer constructed an entire universe. I can only dream of what she will do next and rejoice at the fact that she is published with us at Romanus & Selling."
Åsa Selling, Founder and Executive Editor
Swedish Rights sold to Romanus & Selling