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The Parable Book Hardcover – 2 Jun 2016

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: MacLehose Press (2 Jun. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857059912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857059918
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.4 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 437,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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To my surprise, I start bawling like a baby - The Metaphor Book is actually so beautiful that it makes you cry. (Sveriges Radio's Kulturnytt.)

One of the most entertaining romans à clef I have ever read. (Kulturnyheterna.)

It is very beautiful. (Dagens Nyheter.)

A down-to-earth, fairytale-like love . . . It turns into some of Enquist's finest work, a letter from a living person to a dead one. (Svenska Dagbladet.)

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The novel P.O. Enquist thought he would never be able to write. The true story of a love affair between a fifteen-year old boy and a 51-year-old woman

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By Amanda Jenkinson TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 July 2016
Format: Hardcover
I couldn’t make head not tail of this rather rambling stream-of-consciousness novel – if, in fact, it is a novel and not a memoir. The narrator looks back over his life, and reflects on one particular key event, when as a 15 year old he meet and had an affair with a 51 year old woman whilst on a holiday in a small Swedish village. I felt as though I didn’t have enough prior knowledge of the author or his work to find a way in - so I found a way out and left it unfinished.
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A beautifully written story about Ellen, a 51 year old woman in love with a 15 year old boy.
A summer time love story set in a lovely village in Sweden.
Just shows there is hope for any woman whatever her age!
I was given a digital copy of this book by rh publisher Quercus via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.
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