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New Book: Still Life

Internationally bestselling author Malin Persson Giolito returns in her new short story collection, Still Life, out today, March 22nd.

With her unique, and prominent voice in Swedish literature, Malin Persson Giolito sheds light on the lives of people at all levels of the society through her ten compelling and emotionally charged stories. Here, she skillfully shifts our focus to what emotions transpire when boundaries are crossed and highlights how easily it might happen, especially in the pursuit of self-preservation or in order to protect our loved ones.

In her fierce – and at times political – prose, Giolito delivers a poignant portrayal of societal failure, vividly illustrating that actions driven by good intentions may still be considered criminal in the eyes of the law, underscoring that the legal system doesn’t always shield those who need protection the most. Still Life transcends beyond being a mere collection of intricately woven crime stories: it is at once heart-wrenching and thought-provoking, showing us that sometimes fiction is needed to understand the complexities of the reality we live in.


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