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  • Location: Sweden

The Details

The Details

Why a Booktrail?

2023: In the throes of a high fever, a woman lies bedridden. Suddenly, she is struck with an urge to revisit a particular novel from her past

  • ISBN: B0BBLWQ1RR
  • Translator: Kira Josefsson
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

In the throes of a high fever, a woman lies bedridden. Suddenly, she is struck with an urge to revisit a particular novel from her past. Inside the book is an inscription: a message from an ex-girlfriend.

Pages from her past begin to flip, full of things she cannot forget and people who cannot be forgotten. Johanna, that same ex-girlfriend, now a famous TV host. Niki, the friend who disappeared all those years ago. Alejandro, who appears like a storm in precisely the right moment. And Birgitte, whose elusive qualities shield a painful secret.

Who is the real subject of a portrait, the person being painted or the one holding the brush? The Details is a novel built around four such portraits, unveiling the fragments of memory and experience that make up a life. In exhilarating, provocative prose, Ia Genberg reveals an intimate and powerful celebration of what it means to be human.

Travel Guide

Sweden

There are a few locations of note, but the setting is not the main focus here. What is under the spot light is the visit the narrator makes to the past. She’s in hospital where she spends the duration of an illness reflecting on her bygone relationships.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Details

Destination: Sweden  Author/guide: La Genberg  Departure Time: 2023

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