Wilful Disregard

A Novel About Love

Translated by

3.71 based on 162 ratings & 30 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 28.01.2016
ISBN: 9781447268932
Number of pages: 208

Synopsis

'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.

In the media

A compelling read, a deeply philosophical book that attempts to make sense of love in the modern world
Irish Examiner
Andersson does a masterly job reeling in the reader
New York Times
Dry wit and sharp insight . . . If she sees an intellectual pretension, she pricks it
The Economist