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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Annie Raft, is woken at 4 am by a car pulling up outside her home. It was a book with beautiful descriptions of nature and very lively descritions of the different characters.


The detailed recounting of people’s lives in a remote part of Sweden – beautiful descriptions of the landscape, intense listings of plants and seasons, all wound around the story of a murder that goes unsolved for 30 years. She took Mia’s hand and went out. A Day in Ostrobothnia — Antti Tuuri 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, the trouble at work, the community struggles with the political, the racial, the progressive–these things are the real fabric of one’s daily life.

I won’t give away the story, just read it. I can even understand why that is so. Ekman could have told her tale in half the number of words she chose to use, but would it have had the same hypnotic effect? Ekman gets deep into the characters’ lives and souls, and unflinching, tells the story of how the world has changed over three decades – all the changes worldwide affect even this tiny village in northern Sweden. It describes the changes in this far north, isolated and remote part of Sweden, with Lapland in Norway and Finland close by.

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Aug 23, Oliver rated it it was amazing. As it takes place along the border of Sweden and Norway, the characters’ names and the place names are very foreign so sometimes difficult to remember from chapter to chapter.

Twenty years later, the case is still unsolved, and Annie sees Mia with a man that she saw in the forest of the day of the murder. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Return to Book Page. Greenery placed over houses and barns are to bring good fortune and health to people and livestock. She immediately turned around and started running back. August Prize for Best Fiction. This is a very long book the page-count’s misleading, because of small print and narrow marginsand I spent half the time I was reading it thinking it was a masterpiece and the other half being impatient with blacmwater because of the seemingly interminable kertsin.


Under the Snow Kerstin Ekman. View all 6 comments. Aug 09, Arielle rated it it was amazing.

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This book is sucking my will to live. Not by any sound, but frightened from within, icily and inexorably warned by an instinct she had never before known existed within her.

When Annie spots a tent she decides to go and ask for assistance only to find the bodies of a young man and woman brutally stabbed to death. Stephanie’s Book Challenge – Finished almost 7 Dec 31, Readers might also simply want to add the name of the main character at the beginning of each new chapter. Every description seems to contain a feeling of foreboding.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The natural wor Oh what a surprise this novel turned out to be. Juoksuhaudantie — Kari Hotakainen I suspect, to be honest, that it probably would.

Time after time, Ekman repeats this pattern, forcing the reader to re-evaluate conclusions that seemed obvious before another revelation. I found myself skipping passages that were overly descriptive–probably a more “literary” reader would appreciate these much more than I did. Want to Read saving….

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