Companions

Companions Review

Camilla, Charles, Alma, Edward, Alwilda and Kristian are a circle of friends hurtling through mid-life. Structured as a series of monologues jumping from one friend to the next, Companions follows their loves, ambitions, pains and anxieties as they age, fall sick, have affairs, grieve, host dinner parties and move between the Lake District, Berlin, Lisbon, Belgrade, Mozambique, New York and, of course, Denmark. In her first book to be translated into English, Christina Hesselholdt explores everyday life, the weight of the past and the difficulty of intimacy in a uniquely playful and experimental style. At once deeply comic and remarkably insightful, Companions is an exhilarating portrait of life in the twenty-first century.

Title:Companions
Edition Language:English

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    Companions Reviews

  • Paul Fulcher

    (Camilla)-Når man er alene, risikerer man ingenting. -Men er det helt sandt? (Jeg talte med mig selv). Agterudsejlet. Engelsk: marooned - o'erne som en skylle af vand over rælingen på skibet man nu...

  • Tommi

    Ambivalent feelings about this one. There is nothing wrong with it really and some parts I really enjoyed, but I never felt myself truly invested in the stories of these companions. The author is clea...

  • Andres

    This is a truly fascinating book. I found parts of it brilliant and I laughed several times at the over-the-top eccentric characters and their weird anecdotes and puzzling trains of thought. However, ...

  • Nate

    This book was just what I needed. So thoughtful and sad and smart and clever and in love with books. Rich friendships over time (particularly between Alma and Camilla)...comparisons to A Little Life (...

  • Marieinsweden

    Stream of consciousness och Virginia Woolf-ish. Särskilt förtjust i de delar där Alma följer i fotspåren av döda brittiska författare....

  • Ebba Gustavsson

    Det är framförallt det fascinerande språket som ger den betyget!!...

  • Brittany

    What a beautiful, meandering and literary stroll through contemporary adult friendships! The way this book honestly deals with loss, love and death is lovely. The way that literary and poetic moments ...

  • World Literature Today

    "Danish novelist Christina Hesselholdt’s narrative explores different types of love—romantic, filial, platonic—and the existential angst that these emotions cause. Time and again the theme of de...

  • Erin Britton

    Excellent book. Full review available via Split Lip:http://www.splitlipmagazine.com/917-r......

  • Liselotte Howard

    Jag läste ett gammalt nummer av Vi läser, där ett gäng bok-hängivna personer av olika sort fick uttala sig om 2017 års böcker. Den här dök upp alldeles för ofta under "bästa läsupplevelse"...