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Featuring works by Mikael Bergstrand, Kerstin Ekman, Anna-Lena Laurén, Björn Ranelid, Maria Wine, Nina Wähä and more.

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from Best of Husbands by Gun-Britt Sundström

In her seminal novel, which has engaged and provoked readers since its publication in 1976, Gun-Britt Sundström explores the turbulent relationship between two people as they struggle to reconcile their differing needs.
Translated by Kathy Saranpa.

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from The Wolf Run by Kerstin Ekman

Kerstin Ekman returns with her first novel in ten years, an intimate and captivating tale of a man and his wife of many years, of their love for their community, their family, their dogs and for the natural world of which they are a part.
Translated by Linda Schenck.

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Den svarta månens år

‘The absurd is a reality, he thought, forming a snowball between his hands, there’s no need to twist the text to find it, it’s there all the time.’ Year of the Black Moon, a delightful but troubling existential detective novel, follows a disillusioned scholar on an epic quest for clues and meaning when his normal life is derailed by concussion.

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Inte din baby

In Seluah Alsaati’s Not Your Baby we meet Samira: star football player and burgeoning rapper, perhaps the next Cardi B. She knows who her friends are, and what she wants from a guy – three simple demands, nothing complicated. Then she meets Nabil, and her whole world is turned upside down ... and not totally for the better.

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Hemtjänstmaffian

An account of a remarkable court case against the most unlikely of criminal gangs – private home care providers – is followed by well-informed commentary, case histories and interviews in The Home Care Mafia. Finally, a piece of journalistic dynamite: a unique list, naming and shaming assorted provider organisations and local authorities.

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