The Details

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5.84 X 8.52 X 0.71 inches | 0.61 pounds
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About the Author

la Genberg began her writing career as a journalist. She is the author of the novels Söta fredag (Sweet Friday) Sent farväl (Belated farewell), and The Details, her English language debut, which won the 2022 August Prize; and the short story collection Klen tröst & fyra andra berättelser om pengar (Small comfort & four other tales about money). She lives in Sweden.


"The Details is about relationships, about love, about parents and children . . . about all of it. The little observations about being young, and about growing up, and about getting lost by accident, and getting lost on purpose, searching for yourself in everyone else . . . damn it, I've underlined half of the book. I wish I could write like this." -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Fredrik Backman

"The literal fever that begins the book mirrors the feverish beginnings and endings of these relationships, as well as the fever of reading -- how it forces the reader inward, then leaves an invisible imprint in its wake. Genberg's marvelous prose is also a kind of fever, mesmerizing and hot to the touch." -- New York Times Book Review

'In four succinct and arresting portraits, the narrator of The Details remembers the people who have shaped her life. At once humorous and heartbreaking, this book is an ode to the different kinds of love that form us. It asks how we hold onto the people who touch us, how we remember them, and whether we should ever let them go. I won't forget this beautiful book.' -- Jenna Clarke, author of Disturbance

"A fever dream. . . . Genberg's prose is a feat of characterization, a triumph of lending language and profundity to observations of daily life....I didn't read it so much as subconsciously absorb it." -- Literary Hub

"Takes readers on a woozy, affecting dive into desire, domination and memory....The Details was a bestseller in Sweden, where it won The August Prize for best fiction book of 2022. An elegant translation by Kira Josefsson deserves to repeat that success. [Genberg has an] empathetic approach to the quirks and failings of her characters. All there is to the self, observes the narrator, are the 'traces of the people we rub up against'. The greatest achievement of this short and affecting novel is its presentation of those encounters as one long fever dream." -- Financial Times

"Emotionally nuanced and formally innovative, Ia Genberg's beautiful novel The Details manages the remarkable feat of painting a whole picture of a single life, solely via the lives of the people who have touched it. This is a novel that, through its very bones, encapsulates one of the most important ideas of our current political moment - the necessity of connection, and our vulnerability to one other."

-- Susannah Dickey, author of Tennis Lessons

"The non-linear narrative renders the protagonist both vivid and obscure - the perfect conduit for this compelling, uncannily precise meditation on transcience." -- The Observer (London)