About the book
The cultural man is dead! Long live the cultural man!
Johannes Lindqvist’s marriage is long past the verge of break-down, but his wife Heroica – his self-exclaimed superior in all aspects of their life – refuses divorce. The only thing Johannes can come up with to end the relationship, is to venture outside of it – sexually – and embrace the role of the entitled “cultural man”, a conqueror. But it is easier said than done. Can he, a popular television host, even approach the fair sex without people crying out me too? Johannes has only ever been intimate with Heroica, suffers from a deep-rooted self-loath and struggles with fully being the asshole he’s set out to become. Perhaps the solution can be found among the young freelancers at work, or while schmoozing at the Gothenburg Book Fair…
One of Sweden’s most appreciated contemporary writers, Daniel Sjölin, returns with a deliciously satirical novella about the Swedish cultural scene and our modern gender roles, published as an exclusive serial by Sweden’s largest evening paper, Expressen. Next year, Norstedts is proud to publish a long-awaited new novel under his own name.