City of Light
City of LightKerstin Ekman
Ann-Marie is a middle-aged woman returning from Portugal to the Swedish town in which she grep up in order to sell the old house she has inherited from her father. Memories of the past are everywhere, ensnaring her. She ends up staying in the house, alone with her memories of her father, an idiosyncratic character whom only she truly understood. She is also nervously awaiting the arrival of her daughter, and now she realises that she has never really tried to understand her.
City of light is an intensely moving novel about love, in a rich and unusual variety of forms, and also a sensitive and thoughtful depiction of the way in which human beings approach life and one another.