STADEN – THE LOST VILLAGE
By Camilla Sten
IN THE 1950’s, the small mining town of Silvertjärn made Swedish national news when the entire population of the city disappeared without a trace. Unable to solve the mystery behind the lost village, people soon forgot about the story and Silvertjärn was left to decay completely.
THE MYSTERY OF the lost village has always fascinated Alice, growing up with the story told by her grandmother who lost her entire family in the unexplainable event.
NOW, ALICE HAS gathered a group of friends with varied experience to film a documentary and try to find out what really happened. They are the first in fifty years to step foot in Silvertjärn, though once they arrive they slowly realize that might not be the case.
PARALLEL TO THE unsettling events happening to Alice and her friends, the perspective of her great-grandmother Elsa unveils another hair-raising story: the true story of what happened in Silvertjärn back in the fifties.
ABOUT THE BOOK
To be published by Norstedts, Sweden 2019 est. 320 pages
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Czech Republic, Metafora
Estonia, Eesti Raamat
France, Editions du Seuil
Germany, HarperCollins Germany
Latvia, Jumava Publishing
The Netherlands, Karakter Uitgevers