Synopses & Reviews
Ellen has stopped talking.
She thinks she may have killed her dad. Her brother's barricaded himself
in his room. Their mother, a successful actress, carries on as normal.
We're a family of light! she insists. But darkness seeps in everywhere
and in their separate worlds each of them longs for togetherness.
Knausgård's novel is a scintillating portrait of a sensitive,
strong-willed child in the throes of trauma, a family on the brink of
implosion, and the love that threatens to tear them apart.art.
"The narrative is borderline
stream-of-consciousness, with hallucinations mingling with reality,
forcing readers to constantly question what they are told. Knausgård...has created a unique, powerful lead in a
world all her own." Publishers Weekly
"...a taut portrait of how
difficult it can be to reconcile ideals about faith and family with
their messier realities. An intense, recursive book that evokes the
chill despair of a Bergman film." Kirkus Reviews
"Sparse, sleek and
exacting....[Boström Knausgård] provides a haunting and evocative
portrait of the process of trauma and the awareness of personal
isolationism, even within the structures of faith and family." Alice Martin, Shelf Awareness
About the Author
Linda Boström Knausgård is a Swedish author and poet, as well as a producer of documentaries for Swedish radio. Her first novel,
The Helios Disaster, was awarded the Mare Kandre Prize and shortlisted for the Swedish Radio Novel Award 2014.
Welcome to America, her second novel, has been awarded the
prestigious Swedish August Prize and nominated for the Svenska Dagbladet