Original title: Vihainen leski
Pages: 247 pp.
”A Man Called Ove meets Sex and the City”
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.
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.
Rights sold (The Angry Widow):
CZECH REPUBLIC, XYZ
GERMANY, Kiepenheuer & Witsch
SPAIN, Suma / Penguin Random House