Mirja Unge’s position as one of Sweden’s most important young female writers was established with her latest novel Motsols.
Now she has written a collection of short stories where the people and settings are familiar from her previous works, but appear in a sharper light. For instance in the short story, Det var i går bara, in which two girls are sitting on a bus chatting casually about their piss-up the night before, until the reader suddenly realises that one of the girls is describing a rape. Or in Brorsan är mätt, which tells the story of a sister who receives a visit from her brother who has escaped from an institution. He lies about it and she doesn’t reveal that she already knows, and that the police are on their way.