Platt, Anna
Swedish title
Vi faller
Fiction \ Literature & Fiction
Pub Date
Feb 01, 2017
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    ‘All five stories are shrewdly interconnected and cleverly told, and there’s a dramatic verve in each story, a real sense of direction’



    The strongest debut I’ve read in a long time... Reminds me of Manchester by the Sea.

    - Norrköpings Tidningar


    ‘Everything you hope for as a reader: love, betrayal, secrets, melancholy.. It doesn't come as a surprise that Platt is a script writer for film and tv.’

    - Aftonbladet


    ‘A perfectly delightful novel.’




Five people, five interconnected lives. FALLING, a touching novel in the same vein as Short Cuts, the movie

An emotionally charged novel of five interlinked stories, all revolving around the crash of a JAS fighter jet on a practice run outside the Swedish city of Linköping. The reader is given access to the inner lives and workings of five seemingly very different people, who all have one thing in common: they have experienced both profound love and the depth of despair.

FALLING is a literary novel about feeling caught in a rut, searching for a way out. It’s about love and loss and the human condition. And about getting back up when things seem impossible.