Released on 04 June 2015.
Translated by Sarah Death
'Gripped me like an airport read . . . perfect.' Lena Dunham'Lena Andersson's Wilful Disregard is a story of the heart written with bracing intellectual rigor. It is a stunner, pure and simple.' Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones
Winner of the August Prize 2013
On the day that Ester Nilsson, a poet and a sensible person in a sensible relationship, meets renowned artist Hugo Rask, her rational world begins to unravel. Leaving her boyfriend and her past behind, Ester embarks on what is sure to be the greatest love story of her life.
It's a shame no one else agrees.
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