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The Helios Disaster (Paperback)

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"Knausg rd is an impressive writer" --Publishers Weekly
"Knausg rd's writing is crystalline and careful" --Kirkus Reviews
"Bostr m Knausg rd's careful exploration of mental illness is restrained and entirely unsentimental. (...) Her prose is unobtrusive in its simplicity and minimalism. The result is both powerful and lyrical." --Words Without Borders

This modern spin on the myth of Athena plunges us deep inside the mind of an unlikely twelve-year-old goddess confined to a small Swedish town. Separated from her father just moments after bursting from his skull in full armor, Anna is packed off into foster care where she learns to ski, speaks in tongues, and negotiates the needs of a quirky cast of relatives. Unable to overcome her father's absence, however, she finally succumbs to depression and is institutionalized. Anna's rallying war cry rings out across the pages of this concise and piercing novel as a passionate appeal for belonging taken to its emotional extreme.

About the Author


LINDA BOSTROM KNAUSGAARD is a Swedish author and poet, as well as a producer of documentaries for national 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, was nominated for the prestigious Swedish August Prize and the Svenska Dagbladet Literary Prize.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781642860689
ISBN-10: 1642860689
Publisher: World Editions
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English