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The Trio

Johanna Hedman author Kira Josefsson translator


Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:7th Jul '22


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Sophisticated, mature and richly atmospheric, a debut novel about three young people navigating the risks and possibilities of intimacy

For fans of André Aciman, Deborah Levy and the Penguin European Writers series

'Smart, elegant and moving... [A] heady mix of hope and nostalgia, of desire and regret, of new love and lost love' Sunday Times

'Remarkably assured... S
harp, vividly imagined and affecting, [it] intrigues and captivates' Irish Times

'The love child of Normal People and Brideshead Revisited... Sublime and elegiac' Francesca Reece

Thora, August and Hugo come from different worlds - one an art school dreamer, one a wealthy scion of the old elite, and one an ordinary boy from out of town. But over the course of two sky-blue summers in Stockholm, they are drawn together magnetically.

The novel opens years later, when Hugo, long estranged from Thora and August, is visited by their daughter - who has questions about her parents which she believes Hugo can answer - and the memories of those luminous days come flooding back.

Modern yet timeless, poignant and euphoric, The Trio is a novel about the path not taken, the people we might have become, and the relationships which shape and haunt us long after they come to a close.

'An international success before even being published, The Trio is a novel that stands well above the hype... Elegiac, bittersweet, [with] the golden shimmer of nostalgia'Gefle Dagblad

'Mature and confident, delicate and eloquent, a study in intimacy... The Trio creates a greedy sensation within the reader of constantly wanting to pick up a book and read just a few more pages... Timeless and universal'Kult Magasin

'Johanna Hedman should definitely expect to win prizes'Upsala Nya Tidning

A smart, elegant and moving novel, all the more impressive for it being Johanna Hedman's debut... The stylish emotional distance of Normal People * The Times *
Sharp, vividly imagined and affecting in a way that both intrigues and captivates * Irish Times *
Fans of Sally Rooney will adore this excellent novel, which has garnered rave reviews * The Bookseller *
Delicate and beguiling... The Trio spans from Berlin to London to Paris as the [characters] continually renegotiate who they each are to each other, questions of ownership and privilege floating in the background of summers which feel both fleeting and endless * Esquire *

An international success before even being published, The Trio is a novel that stands well above the hype... Elegiac, bittersweet, [with] the golden shimmer of nostalgia, it is a story about big emotions

* Gefle Dagblad *

Mature and confident, delicate and eloquent, a study in intimacy . . . Timeless and universal

* Kult Magasin *
Full of verve, nostalgia, longing and the claustrophobic euphoria of being in the world with the people you love, this gorgeous novel whisks you along with it; you have no choice but to gratefully follow -- Lara Williams, author of 'Supper Club'

Vigorous and vivid, wistful and engaging. Johanna Hedman should definitely expect to win prizes

* Upsala Nya Tidning *

An acute, eloquent and bittersweet debut... There may be an August Prize nomination!

* Femina *

The ending leaves a stinging sensation [asking] questions of what really becomes important in hindsight, what we remember and how we remember it, and, not least why we become who we are as a consequence of our choices

* SR Kulturnytt *

Stylishly and elegantly composed

* Göteborgs-Posten *

How on earth is it possible that Johanna Hedman is a debutant? It feels as if I've seen the future of Swedish writing

-- Alex Schulman, author of 'The Survivors'

An absolutely fantastic debut novel

-- Fredrik Backman, author of 'A Man Called Ove'

ISBN: 9780241551660

Dimensions: 216mm x 135mm x 24mm

Weight: 333g

336 pages