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The American Girl

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The American Girl by Monika Fagerholm
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In 1969, a young girl makes a trip from Coney Island to the swampy coastland on the rural outskirts of Helsinki, Finland. There, her death will immediately become part of local mythology, furnishing boys and girls with fodder for endless romantic imaginings. Everyone who lives near the swamp dreams about Eddie de Wire, the lost American girl. For both Sandra and Doris, two lonely, dreaming girls abandoned in different ways by their parents, this myth will propel them into their coming-of-age through mischievous role-playing games of love and death...

Author Biography

Monika Fagerholm was born in 1961 and belongs to the Swedish-speaking community in Finland. Her much-praised first novel, Wonderful Women by the Sea, became one of the most widely translated Scandinavian literary novels of the mid-nineties. Two years later, it was made into a motion picture. In 1998, it was followed by the cult novel Diva, which won the Swedish Literature Society Award and Nyland's Art Award. Her third novel, The American Girl, became a number-one best seller and won the premier literary award in Sweden, the August Prize, as well as the Aniara Prize and the Gothenburg Post Award. Katarina E.Tucker was born in the United States and raised bilingually with English and Swedish. She holds a doctorate in Scandinavian Literature from the University of Wisconsin--Madison. In 2003, she won the American-Scandinavian Foundation's Translation Prize for her translation of Sven Delblanc's Jerusalem's Night. After dividing her time between Europe and North America, she now resides in the Netherlands.
Release date Australia
February 18th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Other Press LLC
Pages
518
Dimensions
140x210x35
ISBN-13
9781590513040
Product ID
3778779

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