Karin Erlandsson: Enclosed

When an unprecedented snowstorm envelops a small town, old secrets emerge and tensions build.

Author: Karin Erlandsson
Swedish original: Pojken
Publisher: Schildts & Söderströms, 2018
Genre: Crime fiction
Number of pages: 268 pp.
Reading material: Swedish original, Finnish translation, English sample

It is the early 1990s, and the coast has been hit by the snowstorm of the century. In the ofces of the local newspaper, Sara Kvist and her colleagues are putting in a long day. Soon four of the five roads that lead out of town are impassable, there is only one snow-plough and order is in the hands of a lone policeman.

At the same time, the Ekstrand family is living as if in a dream. The mother, Monika, is dead. The father, Krister, is asleep, his back turned to his children and the world. His daughter, Kajsa, makes breakfast every morning and tries to get life back on track. Her big brother, Jonas, plays truant from school–until he suddenly finds himself face to face with the secrets of the past.

Karin Erlandsson’s Enclosed describes life in a small town whose sleepy surface conceals broken relationships, conflicts and even violence, whose roots run deep.

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The Blue Yarn. What I Know About Knitting (2022)
Home (2021)
The Misdeed (2016)

Children’s fiction
Song of the Eye Gemstone #1, The Pearl Fisher (2017)
Song of the Eye Gemstone #2, The Bird Master (2018)
Song of the Eye Gemstone #3, The Scaler of the Peaks (2019) 
Song of the Eye Gemstone #4, The Victor (2019)
Night Express (2020)

About the author:
Karin Erlandsson