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2021:1

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from The Carriers by Jessica Schiefauer

Twice August Prize-winning author Jessica Schiefauer's new novel opens a window onto a radically different society, where the political and economic systems of today have been relegated to the past. Yet in this brave new world, the carriers still struggle with the most human of concepts: love, tolerance and desire – fear, violence and power.
Translated by Alice E. Olsson.

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TRANSLATED STORY

The Sauna Throne by Axel Åhman

At a public swimming pool somewhere in Finland, a young man decides to take a sauna. The ensuing sweaty power struggle is a hilarious, finely tuned exploration of masculinity, linguistic identity and the corrupting nature of power
Translated by D.E. Hurford

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