Date of release: 2018-03-08
Sold to: Spain, Ediciones Temas de Hoy
Milde is a young woman from the Outskirts, a place beyond the mountains, a place where mothers and daughters make their living banished from society. Here they live without rights and under difficult circumstances. Milde refuses to accept the order of things and she is only seventeen when she, together with some friends, throw Molotov cocktails at the urban planning office in the city. It is believed that she is the instigator behind the riot.
She is arrested, imprisoned, tortured and eventually presented with a final choice: to face execution in the city or to be sent into space, into a black hole, into the Mass, as part of a research project. Milde chooses space – and eternity.
Event Horizon is a deeply existential and poignant – but also political – novel about oppression, exile, solidarity, trauma and loss. With a completely unique voice Balsam Karam writes about a hopelessness that never resigns, about a young woman’s firm belief in a better world and her refusal to be repressed.
We are happy and proud to announce that Balsam Karam's stunning debut novel Event Horizon has been shortlisted for Sweden's oldest debutant prize, the Catapult Prize, together with four other contestants. The winner will be announced on the 16th of March during literary festival Littf...Magnus Liam Karlsson
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