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The Resource The gravity of love : ode to my family, Sara Stridsberg ; translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner

The gravity of love : ode to my family, Sara Stridsberg ; translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner

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The gravity of love : ode to my family
Title
The gravity of love
Title remainder
ode to my family
Statement of responsibility
Sara Stridsberg ; translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A dazzlingly inventive and acclaimed novel set in a Stockholm psychiatric hospital - by one of Sweden's most exciting literary talents. "I'll put my head in the oven so you know where I am," he whispers, kissing her neck. Jim - charming, captivating, much loved by his women friends - has attempted suicide several times. Over his period of incarceration at the Beckomberga hospital for the mentally unstable, he voices his determination to succeed. Some day soon, he tells his daughter - as he has earlier told his mother and his wife - he will swallow sixty tablets, help them down with a bottle of whisky, and swim impossibly far out into the Atlantic. Will he, really? This question plagues Jim's daughter, the narrator of this powerful novel, who is as addicted to the hospital as her father is to alcohol. Through her subtle observations we understand the emotional needs of diehard alcoholics, the rationally uxoricidal, and other seemingly normal inhabitants of a psychiatric unit in the process of shutting down, depriving them of the only place they have known as home
Member of
Awards note
European literature prize Sweden. Winner 2015.
Cataloging source
YDX
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1972-
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Stridsberg, Sara
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
fiction
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Bragan-Turner, Deborah
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  • Mentally ill
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Alcoholics
  • Swedish fiction
  • Stockholm (Sweden)
Target audience
adult
Label
The gravity of love : ode to my family, Sara Stridsberg ; translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the Swedish language as Beckomberga: ode till min familj by Albert Bonniers, Stockholm, in 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058900102
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780857054760
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962007979
Label
The gravity of love : ode to my family, Sara Stridsberg ; translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the Swedish language as Beckomberga: ode till min familj by Albert Bonniers, Stockholm, in 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058900102
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780857054760
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962007979

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