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Let's Hope for the Best

Setterwall Carolina Setterwall


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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 1st July 2019
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'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 most compelling book I've read in years' THE TIMES

`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. I absolutely loved it' EVENING STANDARD

`Every spare, controlled sentence has the ring of truth. Gripping' DAILY MAIL

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

The last night, I fall asleep believing we have thousands of days ahead of us. We don't. This night is our last night.

One evening, Carolina says good night to her partner, Aksel. Things have been tough for both of them recently, especially with an eight-month-old son to raise. So when Aksel dies unexpectedly in the night, Carolina's world is turned upside down.

Based on the author's own experiences, Let's Hope for the Best details the small moments of life before and after tragedy. It's a story about motherhood, family and the difficulties of loving someone who is distant, and then who is gone. Brave and unsparing, packed with emotion and humanity, it is about how the life we envisage for ourselves can be altered in an instant.

What if one moment changed everything you've ever known?

Author Biography

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 novel.

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Review

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Product Details

Year
2019
ISBN-10
1526604922
ISBN-13
9781526604927
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2019-06-13
Pages
400
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing (uk)
Language
English
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Author
Setterwall Carolina Setterwall