"Det är så att min far gick bort nyligen. Och skorna var en del av det han lämnade efter sig. Och jag har som sagt aldrig sett dem förr. Det är ett par ljusblå mockaskor. Damskor. Storlek 36. Aldrig använda. Jag begriper inte var min far fått tag på dem. Eller vad han tänkt sig att jag skulle göra med dem." Det här är en ljudnovell från Novellix, inläst av författaren själv. Novellix ger ut nyskrivna noveller av svenska författare, skådespelare och musiker.
Deeply forlorn following the devastating loss of her fiancé, young New Zealand writer Veronika resettles alone in a quaint Swedish village. Her arrival is quietly observed by Astrid, an elderly, reclusive neighbor, whose companionship will be a great blessing to Veronika - if she embraces it.
The Memory of Love is a story of courage and survival set on New Zealand's North Island where a Swedish doctor's lonely life is changed when she rescues a small boy. This beautifully written novel explores the destructive, forbidden and healing powers of love.
"Good (but not as good as her Astrid and Veronika)"
After the unexpected death of his daughter, musician Adam Anker loses all sense of direction in his life. Adrift, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery, one that will take him from New Zealand, to Poland, and finally to Sweden for a reunion with his daughter's mother.
"treacle, sickly sweet"
Veronika, a writer in her early thirties, rents a house in the Swedish countryside to finish her novel. She is also cocooning herself from her past. She befriends Astrid, a reclusive older woman who has lived in the village all her life. Olsson leads us through the flowering of their unusual and tender friendship, as they slowly and carefully reveal their life histories and sometimes heart-rending pasts.
In a wintry landscape in the Swedish countryside, the paths of two women cross. One bleak March evening, Veronika, a young writer, arrives in a small village in pursuit of stillness and solitude to enable her to come to terms with grief and loss, and to complete a novel.