Song of Öland is now just heard as a distant sounding, little dust puffed off the hands, fading away like a whisper in a dream.
Eva Zackrisson, once a hunter from Kalmar, has steered her life to the mainland, but crosses the bridge to the island one last time. She needs to find out what she has inherited: artistry or madness? And inherited by whom? Grandma Stickan that eats soothing pills, Arne who sorts butterflies? Eyvind who dreamed and flew away too early, why? And then, the mother, who photographs everything with her slowly flashing camera.
Song of Öland is a book of great happiness and a sparkling darkness.
A selection of reviews
“Some of the best in the younger Swedish contemporary literature”
“Tove Folkesson’s trilogy is a highlight”
“Song of Öland sings about generations”
“One of Sweden’s foremost young writers”