By Linda Olsson
With notable emotional strength, Linda Olsson's stunningly well-crafted debut novel recounts the bizarre and unforeseen friendship that develops among ladies. Veronika, a tender author from New Zealand, rents a home in a small Swedish village as she attempts to return to phrases with a contemporary tragedy whereas additionally completing a singular. Her arrival is silently saw via Astrid, an older, reclusive neighbor who slowly turns into a presence in Veronika's existence, providing convenience within the kind of companionship and lovingly ready home-cooked nutrition. Set opposed to a haunting Swedish panorama, Astrid & Veronika is a lyrical and meditative novel of affection and loss, and a narrative that would stay with readers lengthy after the characters' secrets and techniques are printed.
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There bisons and aurochses fought with ferocity, with horrible cries. Then I halted, at a distance, regretting that I had ever gone there, and if they had perceived me, then I would not have trusted to defend myself, other than by beseeching God to save me. I wanted to get away from them. Then I saw a man sitting in the very midst of them all, which consoled my mind. Yet when I came closer to him and had a good look at him, I was as sorely afraid of him as of the animals, or more so. His appearance, albeit human, was otherwise extremely wild.