"Love/war" by Ebba Witt-Brattström (English Edition)
Translated by Kate Lambert //
224 pages, paperback
Released November 9th 2017 //
So successful in its native Sweden that it has gone on to become both a play and an opera, Ebba Witt-Brattström’s debut novel, Love/War, was originally released in 2016, two years after her much publicised divorce from Swedish Academy chair, Horace Engdahl.
A novel of fragments, it is laid out in the form of a hate-filled discourse between the two protagonists, She and He. Peppered with cultural references and in homage to Strindberg as well as Märta Tikkanen, this powerful work from one of the founding members of the Feminist Initiative is unlike anything in contemporary literature right now.