Contributions by Emma Olsson
from The Bleed by Lyra Ekström Lindbäck
What does it mean to feel something for real? In Lyra Ekström Lindbäck’s latest novel, several voices interrogate this question side by side, probing fiction, reality, and what exists in between.
Translated by Emma Olsson.
Johannes Anyuru is a master of portraying contemporary Western European city life with poetic tenderness. With his latest novel, he takes us to a working-class immigrant neighbourhood in Antwerp, where a mother grapples with the dissolving boundaries of the life she has created for her son.