VARULVSVALSEN – WALTZ WITH THE WEREWOLF

By Sigge Eklund

I am in the bathroom with Jack when I hear the scream.
I turn off the bathwater
Sandra is screaming
I can’t take it any more, she screams. I can’t go through that again, you can’t do that to Sammy. Not again. Not now. Now that you have finally restored your life. Please, Rebecka, tell me it is not true. Please…

When Rebecka relapses into a heavy addiction the people closest to her put everything in the line to try and save her. The beg her to go to rehab and try desperately to get help from the authorities and from institutions. Their apartment is turned into an emergency centre as they are thrown between hope and despair. But when Rebecka once again breaks her promise they realise that their whole existence is on the verge of collapse.

Sigge Eklund’s story is simultaneously an objective portrayal and an emotionally loaded novel about codependency. It is about the Werewulf Waltz that relatives of an addict are forced to dance, and the painful insight they will finally have to face.

ABOUT THE BOOK

First published by Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2007
255 pages

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