Two women are trapped by a past that won't let them go. As Maj-Britt festers malevolently in her hermetic apartment, appeased only by an endless supply of food, Monika blots out her pain by ceaselessly working, punishing herself unforgivingly for any failure. They have nothing in common but the determination to obliterate their memories and be left alone - but when a letter and a tragic accident force each of them to confront the past, their lives become inextricably intertwined. As the emotional void of their lives threatens to engulf them, each woman proves the catalyst for the other's destruction - or salvation. A taut psychological thriller, "Shame" subtly explores the devastating powers of fear, oppressive religion and forbidden sexuality. With all the elements of classic noir, Alvtegen has written her finest book to date.
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"Compassionate and gritty... Alvtegen is a name to watch." GUARDIAN "Reminiscent of Ruth Rendall at her best." HERALD "A compulsive thriller." METRO "Alvtegen keeps up a cracking pace." UNCUT"From the Back Cover:
Two women pursued by pasts they can’t escape . . . When a tragic car crash throws together two strangers, they have no idea how their lives will be transformed. Violent family secrets at the centre of both their lives threaten to surface, and slowly they are forced to confront the shame they have always carried with them. A gripping psychological thriller, Shame is a novel of redemption. “A brilliant portrait of a woman nearing mental breakdown . . . Alvtegen at her best.” Susanna Yager, Daily Telegraph “Shame continues [Alvtegen’s] good work in creating female characters who set themselves beyond the pale . . . and the ensuing resolution is beautifully handled.” Lilian Pizzechini, Independent “[A] pacy and engaging thriller . . . which provides an intriguing exploration of the effect of mental trauma on the human mind.” Big Issue “Her best yet.” Daily Mail [thumbnails of Missing and Betrayal] CANON#GATE www.canongate.net [barcode] ISBN 978 1 84195 937 5 £6.99 Cover design © Tim Byrne
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