AGNETE FRIIS is one half of the author-duo Kaaberbøl / Friis. Their crime series about Nina Borg has been sold worldwide and has repeatedly appeared on
the New York Times bestseller list.
Blitz/What My Body Remembers is Friis’ first novel, and even prior to its release, the rights are sold to the United States.
Agnete Friis has also written several books for young readers.
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AGNETE FRIIS: BLITZ/WHAT MY BODY REMEMBERS
Ella is a fucked-up case. She has lived most of her life at the bottom of society. She fell pregnant at the age of 17 and has spent most of her adult life trying to figure out how to work her way through the welfare system. Now she is only 28, but after a childhood in multiple foster homes and orphanages and 11 years of being a single mum, she is a cynical and hard-boiled
adult who never looks back. Except when she gets drunk, that is, because then disturbing images of her mother and her childhood before The Incident, occasionally flicker before her.
When the authorities threaten to take away her son, Alex, Ella gets a wakeup call; she is forced to re-think her situation and decides to take Alex to the only harbour of safety she can think of: her grandmother’s abandoned house in her childhood town near the sea.
But the new environment brings new challenges, for the reunion with her childhood landscape triggers a confrontation with the truth behind the family tragedy that has locked her life.
A touching and poignant tale of human tragedy, hidden agendas and repressed memories, a genuine suspense novel that will keep the reader glued to the pages all the way to the surprise ending.