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The Survivors

Alex Schulman

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Little Brown
12 October 2021
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Benjamin sees the shape of his two brothers trying to kill each other. It's no worthy finale, but perhaps it's also no surprise. How else had they expected this to end?

Three brothers return to the family cottage by the lake where, more than two decades earlier, a catastrophe changed the course of their lives. Now, they are here to scatter their mother's ashes.

Benjamin, the middle son, drives the three of them down the old gravel road to the house, through a familiar landscape but also through time. Here they are as boys, tanned legs and hungry eyes, children left to themselves by remote parents; here they are as young men, estranged but bound together by the history that defines them, their lives spent competing for their father's favour and their mother's love in a household more like a minefield than a home.

In the intervening years, Benjamin has grown increasingly untethered from reality, frozen in place as life carries on around him. And between the three brothers hums a dangerous current. What really happened that summer day when everything was blown to pieces?

The Survivors is the tale of a family falling apart and a chronicle of a mind unravelling in the wake of a tragedy, both a coming-of-age novel and a reckoning with a deeply buried past. Written with singular elegance and the drive of a suspense novel, its ending will leave you marvelling at what the best fiction can achieve.
By:   Alex Schulman
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   380g
ISBN:   9780349726878
ISBN 10:   0349726876
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   12 October 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alex Schulman is a writer and journalist from Sweden. He has written four bestselling autobiographical books, one of which was named Book of the Year in Sweden in 2017. With his fifth book and his first novel, The Survivors, he now makes his big international debut.

Reviews for The Survivors

You'll cry for these brothers: for the men they became, for the boys they were, for the innocence they lost. Alex Schulman will take you deep into an emotional labyrinth, exploring how we can spend our whole lives retelling the same childhood stories until all of a sudden we ask - Was that really what happened? -- Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove The Survivors is a tight, tense marvel of emotional and psychic pain that is as chilling as it is heart-breaking. With precise, evocative prose it winds and coils towards a remarkable conclusion that left me breathless -- Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street and These Women


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