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The family clause / Jonas Hassen Khemiri ; translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies.

Khemiri, Jonas Hassen, 1978- (author.). Menzies, Alice, (translator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Godel Memorial-Warren Library KHE (Text) 35500006302531 New Checked out 10/09/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374134327
  • ISBN: 0374134324
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in 2018 by Albert Bonniers Förlag, Sweden, as Pappaklausulen.
Summary, etc.:
"A novel about a family in crisis, as a proud patriarch encounters the harsh realities he has inflicted on his children"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    For visa reasons, a grandfather who is a father returns to Sweden from the country where he lives for a week or so every six months, staying in the office-turned-guest-apartment of his son who is a father. Otherwise unnamed, characters are all described this way throughout this multiperspective novel, which draws in the son's sister, girlfriend, and young children over the course of the grandfather's visit. Strung together, engrossing, minute-by-minute passages become layered, and character arcs grows steeper by degrees. Raising two small children, the son and his girlfriend need more generosity from each other than either is getting. His sister, meanwhile, is not sure she can be a mom again. Their father reveals his complicated nature early, which paves the way to understanding his children and the turns their lives have taken as parents and otherwise. Depicting his characters' perceptions of one another, and themselves, Khemiri (Everything I Don't Remember, 2016) points to universal truths: in this and any family, roles change over time, and, with any luck, so do the people in them. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jonas Hassen Khemiri is the author of novels (Everything I Don't Remember, Montecore), plays (I Call My Brothers), and a collection of plays, essays, and short stories (Invasion!). Among his many honors are the August Prize, the highest literary award for Swedish literature; the Enquist Literary Prize; the Borås Tidning Award for Best Literary Debut Novel; and an Obie Award. His novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and his plays have been performed by more than one hundred companies around the world. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Alice Menzies is a freelance translator based in London. She has translated books by Fredrik Backman and Katarina Bivald, among others.

Subject: Parent and adult child > Fiction.
Conflict of generations > Fiction.
Pride and vanity > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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