Translator: Kate Lambert
Author: Ebba Witt-Brattström
Publisher: Nordisk Books
Year of Publication: 2017
A “he said – she said” novel of marital breakdown, reconciliation and disillusionment told entirely in dialogue.
A nameless man and woman argue, remember, accuse, break up, reconcile and break up again, flinging insults, often in quotes from European literature and poetry to films and song lyrics. Described by the author as a homage to Strindberg and Märta Tikkanen, it has similarities with Tikkanen’s Love Story of the Century, after which it takes its Swedish title, Århundradets kärlekskrig (Love war of the century).