First Pre-Pub Review for Liljestrand in The Netherlands
The Dutch edition of Jens Liljestrand’s Even if Everything Ends has received a first pre-publication review from VPRO Gids, where it has been selected as one of their highlighted summer reads:
“You need only read fifty pages of this novel before you are transported into the middle of a riveting disaster film. The pandemic is over and Sweden is suspiring under a heat never felt before. After a steamy extramarital affair, Didrik attempts to save his marriage with Carola by having a third child. In a summerhouse, they suddenly find themselves occupied with bottles and diapers after ten years. When raging wildfires break out around them, the family – including a self-centered teenage daughter and nagging son – is forced to flee head over heels – by foot, since the battery to the BMW has gone flat. Liljestrand is immensely skilled in laying bare the growing sense of panic. A climate thriller about spoiled Northern Europeans who thought themselves spared but who suddenly must save their own skin.”
Even if Everything Ends will be published in The Netherlands by Atlas Contact on June 17th.