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  • Location: Sweden



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2000s: Could you survive the Swedish inlands?

  • ISBN: 978-0995485266
  • Translator: Duncan J. Lewis
  • Genre: Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

Inlands is the story of a young woman moving from Stockholm to a small community on the edge of the Arctic Circle, to her boyfriends home town. But when their relationship ends shortly after her arrival, she decides not to return to the city. It’s a brilliantly wrought piece of fiction, an account of our protagonists struggles to adjust to new customs, with a quiet poetry to the descriptions of her experience in the alternating endless sunlight and bitter cold of the Swedish inlands.



Travel Guide

Travel to the Swedish inlands.

What is it like to live in such a remote place?

““Sometimes it feels like I’m just waiting. I walk here, I live here waiting for something. But I have no idea what it is. This becomes especially clear when I count the days to the beginning of the following week than I would expect. However, I do not expect anything special. I don’t see a day when something happens, no change in sight. ”

Themes of isolation:

‘It coincides with my self-chosen loneliness crossing over into unwanted isolation’

How cold it all is.

‘I don’t remember having seen cold like this before I came here. Cold that sits in the skin and in the hair, paints your hair white, grey with small crystals of ice. A cold that makes everything move a little more slowly and makes everything a little clearer. A cold that is visible, when you know what to look for.’

Booktrailer Review

‘Quietly moving. A moving and lyrical novel.’

Read The BookTrail’s bookreview of Inlands here

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Inlands

Destination/location: Sweden  Author/guide: Elin Willows Departure Time: 2000s

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