A Moth to a Flame

A Moth to a Flame

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/09/2019
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In 1940s Stockholm, a young man named Bengt falls into deep, private turmoil with the unexpected death of his mother. As he struggles to cope with her loss, his despair slowly transforms to rage when he discovers that his father had a mistress. Bengt swears revenge on behalf of his mother's memory, but he soon finds himself drawn into a fevered and forbidden affair with the very woman he set out to destroy . . .

Written in a taut, restrained style, A Moth to a Flame is an intense exploration of heartache and fury, desperation and illicit passion. Set against a backdrop of the moody streets of Stockholm and the Hitchcockian shadows in the woods and waters of Sweden's remote islands, this is a psychological masterpiece by one of Sweden's greatest writers.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241400739
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 159g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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A Moth to a Flame
Beautifully written.
Absolutely adored this book. Definitely worth the read, there wasn't a single most where I didn't feel some form of intense emotion. A very simple and sati... READ MORE
Fleur Boya
A Moth to a Flame
Powerful psychological study.
A bit of a slow start, but once it gets going it's fascinating to see how the situation evolves. The situation being the strained relationships between a y... READ MORE
Andrew Hammond