Year of the Black Moon

ORIGINAL TITLE: Den svarta månens år

NUMBER OF PAGES: 198

AUTHOR: Ellen Mattson

ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Albert Bonniers Förlag

GENRE: Current Books, Fiction

After being suspended from his job at the university, there are only a couple of perpetuals left for David Svarthed: a cat who regularly visits him and a project he’s writing on The Iliad that need his full attention. But an accident dissolves his contours and boundaries, and he suddenly has to face a new reality. 

Ellen Mattson’s new novel is about a man who is searching for something that he has lost, in a world that seems to be run by the absurd logic of dreams. In 2021, it was shortlisted for the August Prize for Fiction.

Reviews

OPEN
”An absurd and humouristic novel.”
SVT

”A haunting and exquisite novel about a professor who is loosing his grip.”
GP

”Astonishingly beautiful - and a bit frightening.”
DN

”Putting down this marvelous novel is like waking up from a dream.”
SvD

”Ellen Mattson mesmerizes with a peculiar everyday-tale.”
Kristianstadsbladet