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Drowned, set in the idyllic countryside during a short-lived Swedish summer, gets under onersquos skin from the first page, creating an atmosphere of foreboding in which even the perfume of freshly picked vegetables roasting in the kitchen becomes ominous.On the surface, the story couldnrsquot be simpler. A single young woman visits her older sister, who is married to a writer as charismatic as he is violent. As the young woman falls under her brother-in-lawrsquos spell, the plot unfolds in a series of precisely rendered turns. Meanwhile the reader, anticipating the worst, hopes against hope that disaster can be averted.More than a mere thriller, this debut novel delves deep into the feminine soul and at the same time exposes the continuing oppression of women in Swedenrsquos supposedly enlightened society.

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Therese Bohman

Therese Bohman is an editor of the magazine Axess and a columnist for Expressen and Tidningen Vi, writing about literature, art, culture, and fashion. She lives in Sweden.

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