Patter Of Feet

First book of Monika

Original Title: Ljudet av fötter

Author: Sara Lövestam

Monika was only ten when her father died in a motorcycle accident and left her and her brother with a mentally fragile mother, unable to keep it together and take care of them. Soon after the family was split, and Monika was sent to foster care. Today, she is 41 years old, has a stable life, a doctorate in mythology and works at Stockholm University. And for the past 11 years, her body has refused to become pregnant.

As Monika undergoes her fourth IVF treatment, she is struck by a sense of rootlessness, thinking back at the child she once was. Who is she? And if her prayers get answered and she ends up being pregnant this time round, what will she tell her child about their heritage? As Monika embarks herself on a quest to untangle the history of her biological family, she will find a story full of lies and betrayal, hope and joy, abandonment and survival, love, and a glimpse of the darker side of Swedish history.

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SWEDISH | Piratförlaget

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