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Helena Zweigbergk

The Dependants

They are two adult women, but they are also mother and daughter. On the surface it looks like everyday encounters and conversations about grandchildren, spouses and life. But underneath strong emotions and painful contradictions are stirring. Emotional memories are portrayed, and coloured by, the two women’s perspectives. A relationship that is as close as it is complex.

Can an adult mother and daughter come as close as in their beginning? What truths have been said that has to be dealt with? Is it possible to overcome the distance that occurs when the child is no longer a child, and when the parent is transformed into a normal human being. Helena von Zweigbergk publishes a story in a new format. A little bit longer than a short story and a little bit shorter than a novel.

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Zweigbergk

Helena von Zweigbergk (b. 1959) is an author, journalist and film critic. She started her literary career with the crime series about Ingrid Karlberg, and has since then written several bestselling novels revolving around contemporary family dramas. 1979: Johanna & Ingrid is the second book in a series of three.

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About the book

They are two adult women, but they are also mother and daughter. On the surface it looks like everyday encounters and conversations about grandchildren, spouses and life. But underneath strong emotions and painful contradictions are stirring. Emotional memories are portrayed, and coloured by, the two women’s perspectives. A relationship that is as close as it is complex.

Can an adult mother and daughter come as close as in their beginning? What truths have been said that has to be dealt with? Is it possible to overcome the distance that occurs when the child is no longer a child, and when the parent is transformed into a normal human being. Helena von Zweigbergk publishes a story in a new format. A little bit longer than a short story and a little bit shorter than a novel.

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