By Marianne Fredriksson

Evas bok (The Book of Eve) is the first part of the trilogy Paradisets barn (Children of Paradise).

Eve wanders back to paradise in Marianne Fredriksson’s debut novel, Evas bok (The Book if Eve). One of her sons has just killed the other, and she is blinded by anger and sorrow. She has to follow her own tracks backwards to understand what really happened.

First published by Wahlström & Widstrand, Sweden, 1980
211 pages

Sweden, Wahlström & Widstrand
Sweden, Iris/Bonnier Audio (audio book)
Sweden, StorySide (audio book)
Denmark, Forlaget Fremad (hardcover)
Denmark, Lindhardt og Ringhof (paperback)
Norway, Damm & Son
The Faroe Islands, Sprotin
Germany, S. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag
The Netherlands, De Geus
Hungary, Cesam
Russia, Amphora
Poland, Swiat

Denmark, Teater Forum (theatre rights)

By means of this wandering back in time, Fredriksson has constructed a very telling, warm and sensual saga in an unusually well written debut book. The story is stylized but overly grave. It moves softly and with clear colors.
Lars-Olof Franzén, Dagens Nyheter

It is a beautiful story of the creation of our world that Marianne Fredriksson tells. With pure and clear language and a sentence construction that bubbles with Eve’s memories and new instincts, she describes creation’s dewy, wet morning and the human being that had just awoken.
Vestmanlands Läns Tidning