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Shame

(2006)
(Sacrifice)
A novel by

 
This is the story about two women who are trapped by a past that won't let go. As Maj-Britt festers malevolently in her hermetic apartment, appeased only by an endless supply of food, Monika works ceaselessly to blot out her pain, punishing herself unforgivingly if she fails to meet her own high standards. 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 the past back to life, the emotional void at the centre of their lives gapes wide and threatens to engulf them both. Forced into a confrontation, each woman proves the catalyst for the other's destruction - or salvation. A taut psychological thriller, "Shame" builds inexorably and subtly into a study of the devastating powers of fear, oppressive religion and forbidden sexuality.

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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sacrifice
Author(s): Karin Alvtegen
ISBN: 0-85786-196-4 / 978-0-85786-196-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shame
Author(s): Karin Alvtegen
ISBN: 1-934609-43-9 / 978-1-934609-43-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


December 2009 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Shame
Author(s): Karin Alvtegen
ISBN: 0-14-305353-1 / 978-0-14-305353-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shame
Author(s): Karin Alvtegen
ISBN: 0-14-305352-3 / 978-0-14-305352-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shame
Author(s): Karin Alvtegen
ISBN: 1-84195-937-5 / 978-1-84195-937-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shame
Author(s): Karin Alvtegen
ISBN: 1-84195-747-X / 978-1-84195-747-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Shame
Author(s): Karin Alvtegen
ISBN: 1-5318-2559-1 / 978-1-5318-2559-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shame
Author(s): Karin Alvtegen
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Shame
Author(s): Karin Alvtegen
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sacrifice
Author(s): Karin Alvtegen
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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