They Will Drown in Their Mothers’ Tears
Translator: Saskia Vogel
Author: Johannes Anyuru
Publisher: Two Lines Press
Year of Publication: 2019
Winner of the CLMP Firecracker Award for Fiction.
Winner of the 2017 August Prize. In the midst of a terrorist attack on a bookstore reading by Göran Loberg, a comic book artist famous for demeaning drawings of the prophet Mohammed, one of the attackers, a young woman, has a sudden premonition that something is wrong, changing the course of history. Two years later, this unnamed woman invites a famous writer to visit her in the criminal psychiatric clinic where she’s living. She then shares with him an incredible story–she is a visitor from an alternate future.