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Let's Hope for the Best

Carolina Setterwall

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Bloomsbury
01 May 2020
Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Coping with death & bereavement
'I think the world should read it' LISA TADDEO, AUTHOR OF THREE WOMEN A Guardian Book of the Year After the unexpected death of her partner, Carolina Setterwall found herself bereft and rudderless at thirty-six, faced with the seemingly impossible task of raising her son alone. In this remarkable Swedish memoir about grief and guilt, memory and intimacy, she explores the nature of bereavement itself - the difficulty of learning to live with the ones we love, and the trials of living without them. 'The most compelling book I've read in years' The Times 'It's impossible not to draw comparisons with Karl Ove Knausgaard. I absolutely loved it' Evening Standard 'Every spare, controlled sentence has the ring of truth. Gripping' Daily Mail
By:   Carolina Setterwall
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   280g
ISBN:   9781526604903
ISBN 10:   1526604906
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   01 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Carolina Setterwall was born in 1978 in Sala, Sweden. She studied Media and Communication in Uppsala, Stockholm and London and has worked within the music and publishing industries as an editor and writer. Setterwall lives in Stockholm with her son. Let's Hope for the Best is her first book. carolinasetterwall.se

Reviews for Let's Hope for the Best

This book! Swedish, confessional, shockingly honest about desire, love, loss. I've read it twice now and can't stop thinking about Carolina. Utterly compulsive -- Marian Keyes Brutally candid. The book's power lies in Setterwall's lacerating honesty. It's the most compelling book I've read in years * The Times * Every spare, controlled sentence has the ring of truth ... A painfully clear-sighted, unsentimental novel ... It's about grief in all its raw messiness, but it's also (as how could it not be?) about time ... Setterwall's refusal to impose twists or false neatness is at first admirable then, as a fragile new love begins to blossom for Carolina, gripping * Daily Mail * Quite simply one of the best bereavement memoirs I've read. It's impossible not to draw comparisons with Karl Ove Knausgaard, but there is a unique voice here, a style of disclosure all her own, incidentally beautifully translated. It's an emotional battering ram, I thought, and I absolutely loved it * Evening Standard * Quite simply one of the best bereavement memoirs I've read. It's impossible not to draw comparisons with Karl Ove Knausgaard, but there is a unique voice here, a style of disclosure all her own, incidentally beautifully translated. It's an emotional battering ram, I thought, and I absolutely loved it * Evening Standard * Brutally candid. The book's power lies in Setterwall's lacerating honesty. It's the most compelling book I've read in years * The Times * Highly autobiographical, Let's Hope for the Best explores life after sudden bereavement: the protagonist, also called Carolina, is left a widow with a young son when her partner dies in the night. The novel tells their love story, articulating Setterwall's huge grief and guilt, as well as her newfound caution towards love and intimacy * Evening Standard * Highly autobiographical, Let's Hope for the Best explores life after sudden bereavement: the protagonist, also called Carolina, is left a widow with a young son when her partner dies in the night. The novel tells their love story, articulating Setterwall's huge grief and guilt, as well as her newfound caution towards love and intimacy * Evening Standard * Every spare, controlled sentence has the ring of truth ... A painfully clear-sighted, unsentimental novel ... It's about grief in all its raw messiness, but it's also (as how could it not be?) about time ... Setterwall's refusal to impose twists or false neatness is at first admirable then, as a fragile new love begins to blossom for Carolina, gripping * Daily Mail * This book! Swedish, confessional, shockingly honest about desire, love, loss. I've read it twice now and can't stop thinking about Carolina. Utterly compulsive -- Marian Keyes Heart-wrenching and unsettling -- Rowan Coleman, internationally bestselling author Heart-wrenching and unsettling -- Rowan Coleman, internationally bestselling author A moving and tender work of autofiction that depicts the obsessive interiority of grief * Kirkus Reviews * A moving and tender work of autofiction that depicts the obsessive interiority of grief * Kirkus Reviews * The kind of book that you'll never forget. It gets under your skin. It moves into the heart. The story is so vulnerable and direct that one cannot avoid caring for the people it is about, and to love them ... I have never read a book that, so beautifully, puts into words how difficult it is to live without - but also to live with - the one you love. One of the best, most touching and most relevant books I've ever read * Randiglensbo.dk * The kind of book that you'll never forget. It gets under your skin. It moves into the heart. The story is so vulnerable and direct that one cannot avoid caring for the people it is about, and to love them ... I have never read a book that, so beautifully, puts into words how difficult it is to live without - but also to live with - the one you love. One of the best, most touching and most relevant books I've ever read * Randiglensbo.dk * An electrifying read. A book that forces itself upon you, impossible to resist and difficult to pause * Dagens Nyheter (SE) * An electrifying read. A book that forces itself upon you, impossible to resist and difficult to pause * Dagens Nyheter (SE) * A rich, honest, and poignant portrayal of the many dimensions of grief * Alba.Nu * A rich, honest, and poignant portrayal of the many dimensions of grief * Alba.Nu * One of the best books I've ever read ... You're drawn into her raw grief, anger, guilt, bitterness, fear and loss - all of it, without any filter ... Real and alive * Sidses Bogreol * One of the best books I've ever read ... You're drawn into her raw grief, anger, guilt, bitterness, fear and loss - all of it, without any filter ... Real and alive * Sidses Bogreol * Breathtaking ... Astoundingly well told * NWT * Breathtaking ... Astoundingly well told * NWT * A magnificent reading experience * Magasinet Liv * A magnificent reading experience * Magasinet Liv * Honest and unvarnished ... Setterwall writes about the many nuances of grief, but also about love, family life and expectations of life before and after tragedy * Litteratursiden.dk * Honest and unvarnished ... Setterwall writes about the many nuances of grief, but also about love, family life and expectations of life before and after tragedy * Litteratursiden.dk *


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