The Singularity

The Singularity

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 17/01/2024
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The Singularity
A gentle story of family, loss and longing
Incredibly impactful from the very first words, this is a book to treasure. The beauty of its words wows; its brilliance is captivating, consuming, and so ... READ MORE
Phill - Waterstones Bookseller
The Singularity
"Of all the people I talk to in my mind, she is the one I want to hear" A powerful and very original book. Told in a repetitive and disjointed way, it c... READ MORE
Sam Ratcliff


In an unnamed coastal city home to many refugees, a mother of a displaced family searches for her child, calling her name as she wanders along the cliffside road where her daughter used to work. She searches and searches until, devoid of hope and frantic with grief, she throws herself into the sea, leaving her other children behind. Bearing witness to this suicide is another woman – on a business trip from a distant country, with a swollen belly that later gives birth to a stillborn baby. In the wake of her pain, the second woman remembers her own litany of losses – of a language, a country, an identity – when once her family fled a distant war. Weaving between both narratives and written in looping prose rich with meaning, The Singularity is an astounding study of grief, migration and motherhood from one of Sweden's most exciting new writers.

  • Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
  • ISBN: 9781804270813
  • Number of pages: 194
  • Dimensions: 197 x 125 mm

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The Singularity
Loss and grief, displacement and survival
A highly emotional and unsettling novel which weaves maternal loss and grief from two perspectives, into themes of displacement and survival in extreme cir... READ MORE
The Singularity
the book was way too much work.
The story seems to follow the story of a mother who lost her daughter in a city they sought asylum in, and a young woman who left the same country as a chi... READ MORE
Dmitry Podpolny