The Glitter Scene (Google eBook)

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Other Press, LLC, Aug 9, 2011 - Fiction - 500 pages
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Teenage Johanna lives with her aunt Solveig in a small house bordering the forest on the outskirts of a remote coastal town in Finland. She leads a lonely existence that is punctuated by visits to her privileged classmate, Ulla Bäckström, who lives in the nearby luxury gated community. It isn’t until Ulla tells her the local lore about the American girl and the tragedy that took place more than thirty years before that Johanna begins to question how her parents fit into the story. She sets out to unravel her family history, the identity of her mother, and the dark secrets long buried with her father. In the process of opening closed doors, others in the community reflect back on the town’s history, on their youth, and on the dreams that play in their minds. Soon a new story emerges, that stirs up Johanna’s greatest fears, but ultimately leads to the answers she is searching for. The Glitter Scene is a riveting mystery that explores the roles of truth and myth, reality and fiction, and the repercussions of family secrets.
  

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User Review  - Leeann - Goodreads

I honestly could only read the first few pages. I found this style of writing very hard to read. It seemed so fragmented and confusing. I received this book along with American Girl thru a giveaway ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rowan - Goodreads

a book that sounded good but with syntax too convoluted to understand. the narration skips around without any clear path. decided not to continue with it after only twenty pages. Read full review

Contents

THE AMERICAN GIRL IN A SNOW GLOBE Johanna and the Winter Garden 20042006
THE ROOM THE HOUSE
THE BOUNDARY WOODSSCREAMING TOYS 20042006
THE STORY TOBIASS GREENHOUSE 2004
THAT RHYTHM AND THE QUIET CHILDREN 1969
JOHANNA IN THE ROOM IN THE EVENING NOVEMBER 2006
THE MASK THE ROSE THE SILVER SHOESAn entirely different story or maybe not?
THE MASK
FLAMING CARMEN
A WILD PAIN
THE FUNERAL
THE GLITTER SCENE 2006 The new songs
THE SILVER PARTY SHOES
TO ROSENGÅRDEN 2 Tom Maalamaa 2006
THE GLITTER SCENE Susette in landscape 2006
LOOM AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF FLAMES Susette at the house in the darker part the Boundary Woods 2006

THE GIRL FROM BORNEO 1
SUSETTE AND THE DARKNESS 1989
SUSETTE MAJGUN AND THE BOY IN THE WOODS 1989
THE ANIMAL CHILD AND THE LAW THE GIRL FROM BORNEOMajGun Maalamaa November 1989January 1990
LIZ MAALAMAA AND THE ROSES
THE GIRL FROM BORNEO 2
THE SHIPWRECK
DEATH IN PORTUGAL Child in a field 2006
EPILOGUE
SOLVEIG SISTER BLUE and what it was like with the American girl 1969
JOHANNA THE GLITTER SCENE 2012 OTHER SONGS
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About the author (2011)

Monika Fagerholm’s much-praised first novel, Wonderful Women by the Sea, became one of the most widely translated Scandinavian literary novels of the mid-nineties and was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In 1998 it was followed by the cult novel Diva, which won the Swedish Literature Society Award. Her third novel, The American Girl, became a number-one
best seller and won the premier literary award in Sweden, the August Prize, as well as the Aniara Prize and the Gothenburg Post Award.
 
Katarina E. Tucker was born in the United States and raised bilingually with English and Swedish. She holds a doctorate in Scandinavian literature from the University of Wisconsin. In 2003 she won the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Translation Prize for her translation of Sven Deblanc’ Jerusalem’s Night. After dividing her time between Europe and North America, she now resides in the
Netherlands.

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