About the book
Sold toFinland: Atena, Germany: Nagel & Kimche, Netherlands: Wereldbibliotheek
There rests Nilas, hidden under the moss with frosted flowers on his cheeks. Lying next to treacherous moorland and rapid forest streams, the same spot where Hebbe once died. Everyone believes that Nilas has drowned, that he has been swallowed by the Vindel River. Several decades will pass before the spring flood reveals what really happened.
This is the story about a handful of people whose destinies are inexorably tied together by Nilas’ disappearance in the mid-1960s, about before and after. It is the story of Assar’s forbidden desire for Margareta, about Håkan who longs for a father but who gains a little brother, about Håkan’s girlfriend Petra who, many years later, decides to dig out the truth nestling beneath layers of age-old secrets and distressing memories.
Troubled Water is a novel about loneliness, longing, village gossip and how far the conscience can reach.