The Polyglot Lovers

Swedish title: De polyglotta älskarna

Category: Fiction / General Fiction

Pub date: 29-07-2016

The Polyglot Lovers

Lina Wolff

Winner of the 2016 AUGUST PRIZE, PEN AWARD and longlisted for the EUROPEAN LITERATURE PRIZE 2019

Three voices, a search for love and a manuscript that can’t seem to find its home.

Ellinor is from a small village in the very south of Sweden. She advertises in the personals: I’m thirty-six years old and looking for a tender, but not too tender, man. But the men she meets are not quite what she hoped they would be. Pleasure is an elusive thing and love even more so.

Max Lamas is dreaming of a polyglot lover, a lover that will understand him in every tongue. The search takes him all the way from Stockholm to Italy, where he befriends a Marchioness teetering at the edge of ruin.

And Lucrezia, in Italy, witnesses her grandmother’s utter, final downfall in a deserted palace, their whole world a mere shadow of what used to be.

A manuscript wanders in and out of their lives, binding them together, cared for by some, hated by others, but leaving no one unaffected.

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Croatian: Naklada Ljevak
Czech: Albatros Media
Danish: Gladiator Forlag
Dutch: Atlas Contact
English: And Other Stories Publishing
Estonian: Varrak
Farsi: Café 60 Media
French: Editions Gallimard
Georgian: Siesta Publishing
German: Hoffmann & Campe
Greek: Psichogios
Italian: Codice Edizioni
Macedonian: ArtConnect Publishing
Norwegian: Oktober
Polish: Marginesy
Romanian: Casa Cartii De Stiinta
Russian: AST Licences
Serbian: Heliks
Turkish: Nebula Kitap
Ukrainian: Vydavnytstvo

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