Translated by Charlotte Barslund.
Another excellent offering from Verso's new fiction imprint, this novel tells the story of the repercussions of a childhood trauma within a family dynamic. As the narrator attempts to untangle herself from her family's denial and silence of what happened and the lasting hold it has on her, this novel becomes a compelling exploration of memory, repression and truth. Although it is written sparingly with little emotion, the pain is palpable and we are left reeling at the injustice of manipulation and not being believed. Ultimately the novel is about how it's much easier to cause other people pain than look at your own, and the ripple effect that this can have across generations. Essential.