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Author: Karin Alvtegen; Steven T Murray
Publisher: Melbourne : Text Pub., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two women are trapped by a past that won't let them go. As Maj-Britt festers malevolently in her hermetic apartment, appeased only by an endless supply of food, Monika blots out her pain by ceaselessly working, punishing herself unforgivingly for any failure. They have nothing in common but the determination to obliterate their memories and be left alone - but when a letter and a tragic accident force each of them  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karin Alvtegen; Steven T Murray
ISBN: 9781921145315 1921145315
OCLC Number: 156797812
Language Note: Originally published in Norwegian as Skam.
Notes: "First published as Skam by Natur och Kultur, Stockholm, 2005."
"This translation first published by Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh, 2006."
Description: 343 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Skam.
Responsibility: Karin Alvtegen ; translated by Steven T. Murray.

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Two women are trapped by a past that won't let them go. As Maj-Britt festers malevolently in her hermetic apartment, appeased only by an endless supply of food, Monika blots out her pain by ceaselessly working, punishing herself unforgivingly for any failure. They have nothing in common but the determination to obliterate their memories and be left alone - but when a letter and a tragic accident force each of them to confront the past, their lives become inextricably intertwined. As the emotional void of their lives threatens to engulf them, each woman proves the catalyst for the other's destruction - or salvation. A taut psychological thriller, "Shame" subtly explores the devastating powers of fear, oppressive religion and forbidden sexuality.

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