Stødte på en informativ artikel om de nominerede til årets Booker Prize. Det er i sandhed en … opmuntrende affære:

In Shuggie Bain the Scottish-born author Douglas Stuart describes the lives of a young boy and his alcoholic mother as they struggle to survive poverty and deprivation in 1980s Glasgow. Stuart has said that the novel was inspired by the life of his own mother, to whom the book is dedicated.

Avni Doshi’s Burnt Sugar, set in present-day India, contrasts the memories of Tara and Antara — mother and daughter, resentful of one another — as Tara’s mind is ravaged by dementia.

Meanwhile, in The New Wilderness by American writer Diane Cook, the strained relationship between young mother Bea and her five-year-old daughter Agnes plays out in a dystopia shaped by climate collapse.

Hvor forfriskende og livsbekræftende! Bøger om familietraumer og problematiske forhold til mødre er jo lige det man har lyst til at boltre sig med under en eskalerende global pandemi.

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