Eventide by Therese Bohman has been very well received in the US and has been getting some fantastic reviews!
AN ASTUTE NOVEL that follows the life of an art history professor at Stockholm University as she navigates the academic world, with its undercurrents of eroticism, competition, deceit and fear.
In her forties, childless, and living alone, Karolina Andersson feels adrift after her breakup of a long relationship. She finds fulfillment in her work, and when she starts advising a new postgraduate student, she is struck by his confidence. He claims to have discovered new materials from a female artist working around 1900 that could change the history of Swedish visual arts. Karolina soon finds herself embroiled in a complex game with both emotional and professional consequences.
“Eventide is full of damn fine writing, but it’s the novel’s irreverent attitude toward feminism that makes it as challenging as it is necessary to read.” —Los Angeles Review of Books
“Bohman…is an adroit novelist with deep insights into the mind and heart of Karolina, a complex character whose restlessness, irresolution, and search for meaning make every one of her actions, both hesitancies and uncertainties, plausible and psychologically rich. Intelligent, impassioned, and compelling, [Eventide] explores complex inner worlds with great sensitivity and insight.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Bohman’s prose is clear-eyed and arresting…With literary flare and levelheaded pacing, Eventide provides a glimpse into the unsettling nuances of academic gender politics and the restless, unbounded nature of female aging and agency.” —Shelf Awareness
“Eventide is a spare, utterly satisfying tale of male frailty and one woman’s delicate act of revenge. Therese Bohman is a mesmerizing talent; she writes with wit, honesty, and devastating poise.” —Lucy Ives, author of Impossible Views of the World
“Therese Bohman’s arresting novel explores contemporary mores with crystalline reflections on art and culture, passion and its absence…An intelligent, uncompromising story.” —Sylvia Brownrigg, author of Pages for Her
“Both incisive and tender, Therese Bohman’s elegant Eventide leaves no stone unturned in the heart of her protagonist…Reading it was like having an intimate conversation with a brilliant woman in a deceptively still and quiet room.” —Bonnie Nadzam, author of Lions