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Paris Passion

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It is a time of political heat in the late sixties. Lena and David travel to Paris to live in a new way, free and strong in their writing. Together they will conquer the world, like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.

Life as a freelance journalist in Paris is filled with meetings and interviews with renowned writers, students and politicians. But life also becomes harder than Lena thought it would be and the relationship with David is influenced by their different views on free love.

In the newly liberated Algeria, the two hope to come closer together. But a passionate meeting with a black panther leader and a brutal assault makes Lena question everything. Which way should she choose to find her way home?

Eva Swedenmark lived in Paris at the end of the sixties and worked as a freelance journalist. Since the mid-nineties she has published about forty books.

Paris Passion is inspired by Eva’s own life. Meetings with people like Jími Hendrix, Gisèle Halimi, Olof Palme, Eldridge Cleaver and trips out into the world. The novel depicts life, politics and passion in Stockholm, Paris and Algeria during the turbulent time in the late sixties.


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