BOEL & OSCAR

BY SUNDSTRÖM, JOSEFINE

They are new neighbours in a rebuilt bank palace from the turn of the century. One of them is 90 years old, a former architect who has lived in the house since he designed it himself. The other is a blond thirtysomething former art gallerist, newly returned from a long trip abroad. They should have nothing in common.

And yet fate throws them together …

Both of them carry unresolved guilt, a sadness and anger about how life has turned out. They live in involuntary isolation until a water leak forces them together. This is the starting point of an unlikely friendship and soon the effect on their lives has become permanent.

Boel & Oscar is a story about love and friendship across generational borders, as well as a lesson in the art of forgiveness. The author portrays how hard it can be to see beyond one’s own horizon. But also how easy it could be, given just a small push in the right direction.

ABOUT THE BOOK

First published by Forum förlag, Sweden, 2012
272 pages

REVIEWS

Josefine Sundström elegantly brings these odd characters to life. A fine novel about sorrow and joy – about life itself.
Må Bra

Josefine Sundström has written a book about an unconventional friendship, a heartwarming feelgood novel.
Allers

A wonderful reading experience.
P4 Skaraborg

The characters are skilfully and beautifully portrayed.
Litteraturmagazinet

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