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Publication Date: Aug 27, 2013

240 pp

Paperback

List Price US: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-59051-595-2

Trim Size: 5.50 x 8.20 x 0.70 in.

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ISBN: 978-1-59051-597-6

Days in the History of Silence

A Novel

From the acclaimed Nordic Council Literature Prize winner, a story that reveals the devastating effects of mistaking silence for peace and feeling shame for inevitable circumstances.

Eva and Simon have spent most of their adult lives together. He is a physician and she is a teacher, and they have three grown daughters and a comfortable home. Yet what binds them together isn’t only affection and solidarity but also the painful facts of their respective histories, which they keep hidden even from their own children. But after the abrupt dismissal of their housekeeper and Simon’s increasing withdrawal into himself, the past can no longer be repressed.

Lindstrøm has crafted a masterpiece about the grave mistakes we make when we misjudge the legacy of war, common prejudices, and our own strategies of survival.