SELTA Member Publication

This publication appears on the profile of SELTA member Sarah Death.

The RavensBannerhed, Tomas Bannerhed. The Ravens.

Clerkenwell Press, 2014.

Bannerhed's August-Prize-winning first novel is a razor-sharp depiction of a boy's struggle to confront the world of adulthood in rural southern Sweden in the 1970s, the era lovingly recreated in small details. Caught between loyalty to his father and fear of his destiny to take over a failing farm, Klas tries in vain to find compelling role models and seeks solace in the world of nature, and above all in watching birds.