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Karin Alvtegen: Shame

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Now available in mass-market paperback:

Shame
Karin Alvtegen
Penguin Canada
ISBN 978-0-14-305353-8
29 December 2009
Translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray

See also: trade paperback edition
En français : Honteuse

Two women are trapped by a past that won’t let go. At first sight, Monika and Maj-Britt are as different as two people can be. They have nothing in common but the determination to obliterate their memories. But then a tragic car accident briefly brings them face to face and forces them to confront the emotional voids and secret sadnesses they have been trying to bury. A suspenseful, psychological thriller, Shame reveals the ordinary days of the odd and lonely as they twist into self-destruction—and holds out a glimmering hope of redemption and acceptance.

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Written by Thomas

2010-01-11 at 14:51

Karin Alvtegen: Shadow

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Shadow
Karin Alvtegen
Canongate Books
ISBN 978-1-84767-478-4
Canadian publication March 2010

Translated from the Swedish by McKinley Burnett

En français : Ténébreuses

9781847674784

In a nondescript apartment block in Stockholm, most of the residents are elderly. Usually a death is a sad but straightforward event. But sometimes a resident will die and there are no friends or family to contact. This is when Marianne Folkesson arrives, employed by the state to close up a life with dignity and respect. Gerda Persson has lain dead in her apartment for three days before Marianne is called. When she arrives, she finds the apartment tidy and ordered. Gerda’s life seems to have been quite ordinary. Until Marianne opens the freezer and finds it full of books, neatly stacked and wrapped in clingfilm, a thick layer of ice covering them. They are all by Axel Ragnerfeldt, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, with handwritten dedications to Gerda from the author. What story do these books have to tell, about Gerda, and more importantly about Ragnerfeldt, a man whose fame is without precedent in the nation’s cultural life, but seldom gives interviews?

Shadow is an utterly compelling novel about the lengths and depths people can be driven in order to achieve fame and acclaim, and the effect that this has on those closest to them. It is a story of dark family secrets, and the power of writing, involving murder, betrayal and the holocaust, which will keep readers gripped until its final thrilling revelations.

Written by Thomas

2009-05-17 at 16:27

Karin Alvtegen : Ténébreuses (poche)

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Prochainement en format poche :

Ténébreuses
Karin Alvtegen
Seuil, « Points. Policiers »
ISBN 978-2-7578-1304-1
14 avril 2009
14,95 $ au Canada

Voir aussi : édition grand format
In English: Shadow

9782757813041

La mort d’une femme âgée, Gerda Persson, marque le début d’une intrigue qui nous plonge au cœur de la famille Ragnerfeld, tiraillée par de lourds secrets, une mystérieuse disparition et des petits arrangements qu’il vaut mieux garder sous silence…

Written by Thomas

2009-03-15 at 14:41

Karin Alvtegen: Shame

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Shame
Karin Alvtegen
Penguin
ISBN 978-0-14-305352-1
3 June 2008
$18.00 in Canada

Original Title: Skam
See also: mass-market paperback edition
En français : Honteuse

9780143053521

Two women are trapped by a past that won’t let go. At first sight, Monika and Maj-Britt are as different as two people can possibly be—they have nothing in common but the determination to obliterate their memories and be left alone. But when a tragic accident brings them face to face, the emotional voids at the centre of their lives threaten to engulf them and they are forced to confront the secrets and the sadness they had hoped to bury. A suspenseful psychological thriller, Shame reveals the ordinary days of the odd and the lonely as they twist into selfdestruction—and holds out a glimmering hope for redemption and acceptance.

Written by Thomas

2008-12-27 at 13:07

Karin Alvtegen : Ténébreuses

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Ténébreuses
Karin Alvtegen
Plon, « Policier »
ISBN 978-2-259-20744-7
7 avril 2008
37,95 $ au Canada

Titre original : Skugga
Voir aussi : édition poche
In English: Shadow

9782259207447

Axel Ragnerfeldt, écrivain consacré par le prix Nobel, mène une existence muette dans une maison de soins, seul face à ses souvenirs. Les témoins de son passé aux nombreuses zones d’ombre ont aujourd’hui disparu : sa femme Alice, sa maîtresse Halina, sa fille Annika et surtout son ancienne domestique Gerda ont été les actrices – ou les victimes – de drames jusqu’alors étouffés afin de protéger la réputation du grand homme. Mais le jour où un terrible secret remonte à la surface, c’est une famille entière qui subit une véritable descente aux enfers.

Written by Thomas

2008-12-27 at 12:58

Karin Alvtegen : Honteuse

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Maintenant disponible en format poche :

Honteuse
Karin Alvtegen
Seuil, « Points. Policiers »
ISBN 978-2-7578-0851-1
7 avril 2008
14,95 $ au Canada

Titre original : Skam
In English: Shame

9782757808511

Monika a tout pour être heureuse. Mais depuis la mort de son frère, la culpabilité l’en empêche. Maj-Britt vit recluse dans son pavillon jusqu’à ce qu’une lettre lui parvienne et réveille de douloureux souvenirs. Ce n’est pas un hasard si ces deux destins tragiques vont s’entrecroiser. Quand la peur et les démons du passé remontent à la surface, tout peut basculer…

Written by Thomas

2008-12-27 at 12:52