Wilful Disregard: A Novel about Love
ORIGINAL TITLE: Egenmäktigt förfarande
AUTHOR: Lena Andersson
ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Natur & Kultur
Ester Nilsson is 31 years old. She is a poet and an essayist and a sensible person in a sensible relationship. One day in June she receives a phone call and she is requested to giva a lecture on the artist Hugo Rask. In the audience sits the artist himself, spellbound, and they meet for the first time after the lecture.
From now on her remaining existence is tightly linked to this conversation, to its intention completely innocent. Hardly anything that occurs after it would have had the same impact without the chain of events that now begins.
And kind of love story unfolds between Ester Nilsson and Hugo Rask, banal in its simplicity and grand in its total devotion.
Wilful Disregard is a story about how willingly we betray ourselves in out longing to be loved.