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The Parable Book

(2016)
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"The love that dare not speak its name . . ."

Sweden, 1949. A boy of 15, cutting across a garden, chances upon a woman of 51. What ensues is cataclysmic, life-altering. All the more because it cannot be spoken of. Can it never be spoken of?

Looking back in late old age at an encounter that transformed him suddenly yet utterly, P.O. Enquist, a titan of Swedish letters, has decided to "come out" - but in ways entirely novel and unexpected. He has written the book that smoldered unwritten within him his entire life. The book he had always seen as the one he could not write.

This poignant memoir of love as a religious experience - as a modern form of the Resurrection - is also a deeply felt reflection on the transitoriness of friendship, the fraught nature of family relationships, and the importance of giving voice to what cannot be forgotten. A parable as hauntingly intense as any Bergman film.

Translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner



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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Parable Book
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
ISBN: 0-85705-991-2 / 978-0-85705-991-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Parable Book
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
ISBN: 1-84866-888-0 / 978-1-84866-888-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Parable Book
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
ISBN: 0-85705-355-8 / 978-0-85705-355-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Parable Book
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
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June 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Parable Book
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU