Elisabeth Rynell: To Mervas
$15.00 in Canada
Short-listed for Sweden’s August Prize, Rynell’s To Mervas is a vivid exploration of both external and internal wilderness. Marta, a middle-aged woman who has withdrawn almost completely into herself, is jolted back into contact with the world by a letter from her once great love. Physical and emotional abuse, longing and loss, and the nature of love and redemption are explored with remarkable empathy and a visceral lyricism in Rynell’s wrenching novel.