Pre-London Book Fair deals for The Angry Widow

We are thrilled to report that Czech and Slovak rights of Minna Lindgren’s newly published, hilarious novel The Angry Widow (Teos Publishers, March 2018) have been sold to XYZ at Albatros Media.

Pitched as ”A Man Called Ove meets Sex and the City”, The Angry Widow was published in Finland on March 19th and received a praising review in the biggest daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat:

”The Angry Widow is full of rowdy humor and hilarious action […] Lindgren exaggerates, she over-exaggerates, so you just have to laugh at this reality she has created. What a farce, this life.”

The book has topped also lists such as the most sold book of the week in Helsinki’s traditional Akateeminen book shop.

The Angry Widow is an amusing and entertaining story about how friendships and love affairs change when you grow old. With warmth and sarcasm Lindgren examines the questions of what it means to be seventy in a world where everyone over 65 ticks the same age box in a survey.

For the past 12 years, 74-year-old Ulla has cared for her paralyzed husband, a mean and slightly alcoholic man. At his funeral, all she can think is: Finally! She reconnects with old friends and starts living every day as if it were her last. Her adult children try to stop her newfound debauchery in many ways – but the biggest change comes along in the guise of an older gentleman.

Minna Lindgren is the author of the internationally bestselling Sunset Grove Trilogy, which is sold in 10 territories.

Rights sold:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
CZECH REPUBLIC, Albatros Media
SLOVAKIA, Albatros Media

Reading material:
English sample and synopsis
Finnish edition

Minna Lindgren


Minna Lindgren (b. 1963) is a freelance journalist and columnist known for her whimsical writing style and fearless approach to topics as strange as opera and death. In addition to novels, she has authored nonfiction books on classical music. In 2009 Lindgren won the Bonnier Journalism Prize for her article entitled “Father’s Death” (“Isän kuolema”).

The fictional Death in Sunset Grove (Kuolema Ehtoolehdossa, Teos 2013) and Escape from Sunset Grove (Ehtoolehdon pakolaiset, Teos 2014) are the first two entries of a mystery trilogy that takes a sharp and satirical look at life inside a retirement home. Both books have been critical and commercial successes, and well-known British-born Finnish director Neil Hardwick is currently working on a film adaptation.

If you enjoy the whodunits of Miss Marple, the sharp quips of Downton Abbey or the playfulness of the bestsellingThe 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared, you will fall in love with The Sunset Grove Trilogy.

Bibliography


Minna Lindgren

Escape from Sunset Grove

2014, Literary


Minna Lindgren

The End of Sunset Grove

2015, Literary


Minna Lindgren

Death in Sunset Grove

2013, Literary


Minna Lindgren

The Angry Widow

2018, Literary

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