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Our Next Read #18
15th July | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Our Book Group has moved online for the time being!
Our next catch-up:
Weds 15 July, 7-8.30pm
Our next read:
Elin Willows Inlands (2020, Nordisk Books, 240 pages, paperback, translated by Duncan J Lewis from Swedish)
A young woman from Stockholm moves to her boyfriend and his home town, a small village in the inlands far north. The relationship has ended by the time they arrive there. Nevertheless she starts working at the local store, and finds herself staying in the village for reasons she cannot quite understand. Slowly she works her way into this new place, and the place works its way into her. The new community has different, unwritten codes. You leave your door unlocked, get drunk at the Hotel on Saturdays, drive on the ice in your car.
Inlands is a radiant story about loss and change, written in a stripped-down, precise language. Willows examines the tangible mechanics of everyday life in a small community and the relationship between freedom and loneliness. The surroundings and wilderness remains a constant presence, reflecting the inner landscape of the characters.
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