A Blessed Child
A Blessed Child is Linn Ullmann's strikingly original fourth novel, shot through with deep empathy and black humour. It is an unforgettable portrait of three Scandinavian half-sisters, Erika, Laura and Molly, and their father Isak Lövenstad, a prominent and temperamental ultrasound specialist.
A dramatic and terrible incident unfolds one evening in 1979 on the island of Hammarsö - a modern Nordic Prospero's island - where Isak and his young daughters spend their summers. It is the hottest summer since 1874, a summer of volatile and unexpected alliances - of love, theatre, betrayal and sudden tragedy.
A Blessed Child is a provocative novel with strong undercurrents of raw sensuality and violence.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mijk - LibraryThing
I had a different cover but it isn't shown (Picador, 2009, trans Sarah Death). The best of Ullman's books I have read. this one really did draw me in to the story, told from multiple perspectives in ... Read full review
A BLESSED CHILDUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A novel about growing up, growing older and trying to find some accommodation with the past.Oslo, Norway, resident Ullmann (Grace, 2005, etc.) creates a remote and craggy setting and inhabits it with ... Read full review