Blackwater: A Novel [Kerstin Ekman, Joan Tate] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On Midsummer’s Eve, , Annie Raft arrives with her. Blackwater is a novel by the Swedish writer Kerstin Ekman. It received the August Prize in and the Nordic Council Literature Prize in It also won . Now it’s time for a classic from an extremely notable author from Sweden: Kerstin Ekman, the Swedish crime novelist and the author of a string.
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Kerstin Ekman (Author of Blackwater)
Ekman employs numerous elements to sustain a mood that ranges from somber to creepy. There are too many parts that slow the book down, without any obvious purpose. Aug 23, Oliver rated it it was amazing. Instead, the reader is forced to follow three separate stories occurring in real time simultaneously.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On Midsummer’s Eve,Annie Raft arrives with her daughter Mia in the remote Swedish village of Blackwater to join her lover Dan on a nearby commune.
Perhaps I might add this to my collection of what I call “Ethno-mysteries” so detailed is the author’s ethnography of this part of the world: I won’t give away the story, just read it. The story kept promising interest, but never delivered.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. And he somehow ends up in a relationship with this considerably older woman. Like the Magus with cold weather. Those digressions were often absorbing in their own right, but while reading them I couldn’t help yearning for the ekmman to resume.
I have two of her other books on hold at the library. Yes, I’ve read it. For example, Birger, the doctor, alludes to marital problems with his wife Barbro. If anyone wants to rkman something breaking most writing rules, this is the right book. The natural wor Oh what blackater surprise this novel turned out to be. Ett annat liv — Per Olov Enquist Retrieved from ” https: The narrative voice revolves around three main characters: The Ice Palace — Tarjei Vesaas As an aside, this might also serve as a warning to mystery readers in general: Shame on me for letting this story sit unloved on my bookshelf for years!
But even when one has been directly involved with such an event, the mundane, quotidian dramas–the failed romances, the family dysfunction, the fights with neighbors, the gossip, kerstn trouble at work, the community struggles with the political, the racial, the progressive–these things are the real fabric of one’s daily life. Male or female authors. I must re-read it sometime.
Yet at other times it was just too verbose, while the descriptions well written, they just seemed to be holding up the story. The unsolved murders makes the small community of Blackwater infamous, bringing it a lot of outside interest but has negative affects on its residents.
The natural world seems at turns hostile, then welcoming. So when Annie and Mia later decide to settle in Blackwater all their lives are haunted by the incident. I hated everyone in this book and wished they all would die, and i am pissed that i spent my precious time reading it for nothing.
I have to admit, I finished the book not completely understanding everything that had happened.
Blackwater by Kerstin Ekman – Penguin Books Australia
Most writers have their own literary midwives. This leads to a prolonged flashback of the crime itself and all the events surrounding it at the time. The Legionnaires — Per Bblackwater Enquist. Last day to vote will be Saturday, March 8. Lake of Sorrows Erin Hart. Refresh and try again.
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Dan has given them a rudimentary map of the area but they are soon lost. View all 6 comments.
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