An underemployed chef is pulled into theescalating violence of his neighbour’s makeshift porn channel. An elderly pianostudent is forced to flee her home village when word gets out that she’s had sex with her thirty-something teacher. Ahose pumping cava through the maquette of a giant penis becomes a murder weaponin the hands of a disaffected housewife. In this collection from the winner ofSweden’s August Prize, Lina Wolff gleefully wrenches unpredictability from thesuffocations of day-to-day life, shatters balances of power without warning,and strips her characters down to their strangest and most unstable selves.Wicked, discomfiting, delightful and wry, delivered with the deadly wit forwhich Wolff is known, Many People DieLike You presents the uneasy spectacle of people in solitude, and probes,with savage honesty, the choices we make when we believe no one is watching ?or when we no longer care.
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