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My Mother Gets Married by Moa Martinson
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My Mother Gets Married (1936)

by Moa Martinson

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Mycket bra berättelse om Mias uppväxt som fattig flicka i början av förra seklet. Boken är absolut läsvärd och jag är imponerad av att författaren kunde skriva så trovärdigt hur ett barn upplever olika situationer. ( )
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Five öre, bread, rags. Her mother knows; she's learning. How can adults love?

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Originally published in Sweden in 1936, this rare novel is the first volume in Martinson's acclaimed autobiographical trilogy. Told through the seven-year-old child Mia's eyes, the novel portrays a life of dreadful poverty, recording in detail Mia's beautiful mother's pregnancies by her handsome but hard-drinking and unfaithful husband; the succession of rented rooms infested with rats and lice, where Mia lives; the insiduous separateness and cruelty that the haves inflict on the have-nots. "A poignant, yet unsettling documentary story that transcends time and place in its depiction of the struggles of the working poor, deserving of a place alongside such notables as Sinclair Lewis, Ole Rolvaag, and John Steinbeck."-Booklist

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