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Amanda Svensson

Welcome to This World:

Amanda Svensson is back after her much-praised debut Hey Dolly, this time with a triangle drama set in Malmoe and Copenhagen.

Welcome to this World takes place in a limited area where three people move as a triangle among several thousand others. Greta works in a hip wok house, but dreams of becoming a DJ. Within her self she carries a fascination for the experience of her own body: her slimness, her long hair, her nail biting. She lives in a communal household with two selfcentred, pretentious boys using her as a muse. All the more desperate, she needs a change in her life.

Then one day she meets Simon who is the best triangle drawer in Copenhagen. He is not like anyone she has ever met before. With Simon follows Claus. It soon becomes clear that this is not a golden triangle, but one that inevitably must break. One of them must go – the question is who?

Amanda Svensson’s longed-for novel, following her debut Hey Dolly, is a story of three people who all feel increasingly lost in their social context. Three people all in need to be understood.

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Amanda Svensson is an author, a cultural journalist and a translator. She made her debut in 2008, and her novels have been shortlisted for and awarded numerous prestigious prizes. A System so Magnificent it is Blinding (2019), Svensson’s latest novel, was awarded the Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize and Svenska Dagbladet’s Literature Prize. It was…

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Amanda Svensson is back after her much-praised debut Hey Dolly, this time with a triangle drama set in Malmoe and Copenhagen.

Welcome to this World takes place in a limited area where three people move as a triangle among several thousand others. Greta works in a hip wok house, but dreams of becoming a DJ. Within her self she carries a fascination for the experience of her own body: her slimness, her long hair, her nail biting. She lives in a communal household with two selfcentred, pretentious boys using her as a muse. All the more desperate, she needs a change in her life.

Then one day she meets Simon who is the best triangle drawer in Copenhagen. He is not like anyone she has ever met before. With Simon follows Claus. It soon becomes clear that this is not a golden triangle, but one that inevitably must break. One of them must go – the question is who?

Amanda Svensson’s longed-for novel, following her debut Hey Dolly, is a story of three people who all feel increasingly lost in their social context. Three people all in need to be understood.

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The storytelling is skillful

A heady and delectable book which left me feeling genuinely sad… The ending has a sublime self-evidence to it. The storytelling is skillful, leading to a moment of blissful triumph where everything springs to life and is crushed at the same time- all in one bittersweet chord.

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A System so Magnificent it is Blinding
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