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A Burnt Child

- With a newly written foreword by Per Olov Enquist

by Stig Dagerman

A young man experiences inner turmoil and rage following the death of his mother. He falls in love with his father’s mistress, and they start an illicit relation.

Dagerman conceived the story while struggling with a journalistic assignment in France. He wrote the novel, he said “isolating himself in a locked room in a sleepy French village with a continent between the author and those he had betrayed.”

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