"”Abalone” provides a vimsigt impression"
"Marit rebels announced two elections; debuted in 2016, with the elegant pastischpärlan the Shade. A fictional diary, written by a nervig spy in Paris during the late 1800s, sent on the mission to monitor the August Strindberg, during the possessed infernokris."
"In the debut joined rebels announced two elections; to a rough part of the English literature, with neighbors who Gabriella Håkansson and Eva-Marie Liffner. Elevated, frantically and with elements of the fantastic. With a osande confidence in how fiction can portray human motivations and shortcomings."
"New book, the Abalone is something else entirely. The anachronistic on-border-to-kitsch-prose has been replaced by a tidy, understated, realistic tone. The location is Cape town, the period from the late 1990s. In the start of the arriving Ester, a Swedish journalist, with the initial ambition to write a feature article, ”south Africa after apartheid”."
"Esther, interviewing lawyers and other form of politically committed that explains how young people who live on the street and steal the only is perfectly adapted to the society they live in. How in the past it was apartheidlagarna who removed people from some places, but that now is the tourist industry."
"the Setting for the glimpses out of the wrecked the story, about how a brutal system have been released by another, Esther's groping. She is a white tourist. Perhaps the most where to escape is a sadness at home in Sweden. She has an eye and feel ashamed, insult without understanding why, falls into what she calls the ”narcissistic självförebråelser”."
"It is the design of anxiety, that is becoming quite anxious in itself. How white people with the resources to manage their privileges and their shame in a racist order, may be an indispensable issue in the world. But in the Abalone becomes the brief descriptions of Esther's clumsiness, something that can. And contribute to the whimsical wrap the impression the novel gives."
"When reportageplanerna interrupted intensify Esther's relationship with Tom. He is a white south african, a förvuxen strandpojke, easy misogyn and overtly racist. He begs Esther's disgust. Still drawn to him. Still, give the novel its most detailed psychological portrait, where his hateful svinighet explained of how his family belong to the lost at the end of apartheid abolition."
"A novel must not say everything about the world it describes. But it obliges to start poking in such a charged historical material as Abalone does. Depictions of violence and vulnerability are too heavy for me to be able to engage myself in Esther and tom's drogrusiga romance, which afterwards becomes the story's focus."
"Perhaps try the novel to show the violent apathy and hopelessness through its lazy tempo and Esther avtrubbande. But it spread too much. And the novel is long. It feels sloppy. "
"Albert Bonniers förlag"