About the book
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Wedding Worries takes place on a small Swedish farm over the course of 24 hours. The young farmer’s daughter Hildur is about to marry the significantly older butcher Westlund. And so the drama unfolds: an unknown person knocks on the bride’s window, she receives an anonymous letter, a sick drifter arrives as an uninvited guest. Secrets arise to the surface, and the present is suddenly affected by actions of the past. The novel comes to a climax with the portrayal of the many events during the wedding night.
"Dagerman wrote with beautiful objectivity. Instead of emotive phrases he uses a choice of facts, like bricks, to construct an emotion."Graham Greene