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Song for an Approaching Storm Paperback – February 10, 2015
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Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award
"Idling has climbed inside the mind of a tyrant, and it makes the blood run cold; this is also a wonderfully evocative picture of a chaotic country about to explode into war, where "torrential rain makes the street look as if the surface is coming to the boil". Brilliant." — The Times
"Beautifully evocative....must-read novel." — Daily Mail
"So assured it is hard to believe it is a debut ... [a] fine novel." — Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
Peter Fröberg Idling, born in 1972, is a writer and journalist. His first book, Pol Pot's Smile (2006) was a critically acclaimed work of literary nonfiction published in eight languages. He trained as a lawyer, and was working as legal advisor to an aid organization in Cambodia when the idea for his first book came about. His long-anticipated first novel is also set in Cambodia, but like the debut, blurs fact and fiction in order to tell a truly remarkable story.
Translated from the Swedish by Peter Graves.
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It's a book that Cambodian scholars and politicians should take the benefit of it.
The wistful love affairs, the elegant soirées of the French educated elite, beautiful women all in classy silk dresses imagined by Peter Frőberg Idling may have co-existed with the impending terror, and maybe that is his point. But his account is pure narrative. He doesn’t dig deeply into the storm of his title, or of his characters’ psychology, or of the conditions driving social revolution. For that, Philip Short’s biography ‘Pol Pot : The History of a Nightmare’ is superior and indispensable.