A publishing phenomenon from Sweden: a novel about uncovering family secrets, abuse, trauma and resilience.
This year’s best novel… Brutal, colourful, carnal… Impossible to put down ~ Expressen
A rare story-telling talent ~ Aftonbladet
My Brother by Karin Smirnoff
Jana is returning to see her twin brother Bror, still living in the family farmhouse in the rural north of Sweden. The house is decrepit and crumbling, and Bror is determindly drinking himself into an early grave. The siblings are both damaged by horrific childhood experiences, buried deep in the past, but Jana cannot keep running.
Alive with the brutality and beauty of the landscape, My Brother is a novel steeped in darkness and violence – about abuse, love, complicity, and coming to terms with the past. It’s the story of a homecoming without a home: a story of forgiveness.