A man, Emil, has moved from Uppsala to Norway to escape their past. For more than ten years ago it was called the he Frederick and lived a hard student life, drifting from party to party, smoked grass, and poured beer for breakfast, low with gymnasietjejer and temporary ragg, but a few more thoughts on the consequences. Another time, in other words, before the metoo, before samtyckeslagar. For Frederick was a night stop with that he woke up that the woman he just had sex with puked all over the bed.
Ten years later he has a girlfriend in Norway and live healthy, according to a självspäkande principle about not drinking alcohol, not smoking, not look at porn, work out like a maniac.
this is a man who has been afraid of himself, afraid he would do something stupid, afraid of their own outbreak. He is not feeling good.
perhaps committed a rape during the years of study. Perhaps, but he no longer remember for sure. He believed that he was innocent, but the woman, Caroline, has, during the proceedings, described the alleged abuse with such detail that the images have begun to live a private life. At one point, " says Emil that he's thinking about what happened – or not happened – a couple of times an hour. Maybe he really did it?
Fredrik will be convicted, but then acquitted. It should feel like a relief, but the damage is already done. People in his surroundings, is uncertain, family members find it difficult to see him in the eyes.
And it skilled as Johan Heltne do as a writer is that the reader has the same conflicting feelings.
there is nothing to be afraid of”, was a inifrånskildring of frikyrkoförsamlingen the word of Life in Uppsala. The novel he and put up that piece. The question is whether or not his new novel would do well on the stage. Heltne writes dialogue that made for an actress who can freely switch between whispers and outbursts. There is so much down the wrath of the Emil/Fredrik replicas that you expect that he'll explode, spitting out his frustration so that the saliva splatters.
he does not, for the most part. Instead, a constantly wandering in a dark labyrinth with no way out.
Heltne know how memory works, he knows that the brain can fool one, that it needed quite a bit of suggestion. He gives us an insight into how difficult it is for the judiciary to judge in a situation where word stands against word. What does it matter who drank how much? How drunk someone was? It is to grasp at straws in a situation where the only thing you can go for is two people's conflicting testimony.
in the kitchen, in the apartments, via phone calls, in the courtroom. It gives the book a dense rhythm, here there are no unnecessary transport distances, time perspective hooks seamlessly into each other, korthugget and the web composed.
It is very well done, but merrily, it is not.