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Hunter in Huskvarna, Paperback / softback Book

Hunter in Huskvarna Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


With stunning subtlety and precision, these eleven stories embrace contradiction and transport us to in-between realms: between tenderness and violence, between the dreamlike and the excruciatingly real, between childlike wonder and ancient wisdom. A young woman becomes obsessed with her psychoanalyst's daughter.

A police officer's mistress clandestinely cares for his dying wife.

A boy goes missing from the Swedish town of Huskvarna after he was last seen walking with a wolf.

From the inside of a dead whale's belly, to an industrial town emptied out after its factory's closure, to a Texan prison where a young man visits his sister's murderer on death row, Stridsberg approaches both the strange and the mundane with a fairy-tale sensibility that lights our world anew. Time runs through this collection like water, variously ebbing, flowing and rippling beneath the shimmering surface of Stridsberg's prose.

These genre-spanning stories are held together by a sense of longing: for escape from the narrow margins of a prescribed life, for a past which promises an undiscovered future, for a place or a person that feels like home.

Translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner



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