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The White City: A Novel Paperback – February 7, 2017
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“Ramqvist crafts a story of sparse detail that moves at a rapid pace . . . This page-turner shows one young woman’s struggle to face harsh realities.” ―Susanne Wells, Library Journal
“The White City is rich in language and ambience. Moody, mysterious, maternal and magnetic . . . it is a haunting novel of a woman adrift yet firmly attached to romantic memories of her lover and the simple needs of her daughter . . . Ramqvist is a serious contender for the Swedish literary limelight.” ―Shelf Awareness
“The ghostly Scandinavian setting and [protagonist] Karin’s closely narrated sense of impending doom, baby cooing patiently at her hip, make Swedish star Ramqvist’s English-language debut an atmospheric and suspenseful read.” ―Booklist
“Though the plot of Ramqvist’s English debut may make it sound like a crime thriller, the pace is lulling, the writing sensuous and patiently observed . . . the book feels, more than any thriller, like an allegory of parenting . . . Delicate and unsparing.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Full of suspense and beautifully written dreamlike sequences . . . [The White City] will have a lasting impact on readers.” ―Publishers Weekly
“The White City is the first novel I have read that follows the adventures of a dyad, a character with two bodies not one, a mother, Karin, and her nursing, still speechless infant, Dream. Ramqvist’s acute rendering of embodied sensual experience combined with her evocation of her double character’s increasingly desperate circumstances create a story of high tension, startling insights, and lasting resonance.” ―Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World
“A stirring portrait of human melancholy that fills a Swedish winter with fear, grace, and urgency.” ―Rebecca Dinerstein, author of The Sunlit Night
“Karolina Ramqvist writes with frosty precision the kind of literature that is unforgettable. Her portraits of women hit deep into bone and marrow.” ―Dorthe Nors, author of So Much for That Winter and Karate Chop
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This is an excellent short novel, a fast read and a plot that won't let you loose. There is no way you can call it anything but dark, but it is dark that works very well. I will watch for this author in future.