A stunning political suspense debut by Camilla Sten!
Last night saw the much-anticipated release of Camilla Sten’s debut novel A New Dawn, a dystopian novel of a world not far from our own. Though young, Camilla has always been writing and it was no surprise to the people closest to her when she finally presented the world with a manuscript to her first novel. The book was promptly acquired by Ordfront förlag in Sweden for its suspenseful and stylish retelling of a Stockholm where people are judged not on their character but on their origin.
A New Dawn stars Isa who knows how to behave. She knows that you keep your head down and your mouth shut. And you NEVER draw attention to yourself. It might have been otherwise, once, but that doesn’t matter anymore. Isa is class B, and she is well aware of the rules.
At night, though, things are different. At night Isa and her friends wage a covert revolution. By hacking party blogs and spreading fliers with illegal anti-government propaganda they try to make their voices heard. Things suddenly come to an unexpected head when an anonymous blogger claims to have information that could overthrow the government. With the police hot on their heals Isa and her friends will have to decide, once and for all, how much they are willing to sacrifice for freedom.
Although Camilla likes to say that her novel accidentally ended up being about politics that is not quite true. A self-proclaimed feminist from a very young age politics and debate has always come easily to our author who also writes insightful articles on the current political climate for several different newspapers including Expressen and Aftonbladet.
We expect to see many great things from this talented writer.