Author: Majgull Axelsson
Publisher: Random House
Year of Publication: 2002
April Witch was Majgull Axelsson’s breakthrough novel in 1997, and still ranks among her best and most beloved. From her hospital bed, Desirée follows her sisters seeking the life she feels was stolen from her. Thought-provoking and spellbinding.
Born severely disabled and without the ability to walk or talk, Desirée is an “April Wtich,” clairvoyant and omniscient and cable of following the world through the eyes of both other people and animals. Addressing the themes of mother-daughter relationships, competition between women and the shortcomings of the post-war Swedish welfare state, April witch is a thrilling, fascinating story.