A publishing phenomenon from Sweden: a novel about uncovering family secrets, abuse, trauma and resilience.
Jana is returning to see her twin brother Bror, still living in the small family farmhouse in the rural north of Sweden. It's decrepit and crumbling, and Bror is determinedly drinking himself to an early grave. They're both damaged by horrific childhood experiences, buried deep in the past, but Jana cannot keep running.
Alive with the brutality and beauty of the landscape, My Brother is a novel steeped in darkness and violence - about abuse, love, complicity, and coming to terms with the past. It's the story of a homecoming without a home: a story of forgiveness.
Karin Smirnoff (born 1964) lives in Pitea in Sweden. She worked as a journalist before quitting her job to buy a wood factory. After a couple of years she longed to get back to writing and wrote her debut novel: My Brother.
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