by John Ajvide Lindqvist , Translated by Ebba Segerberg
Category: Ghost & Horror / General
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Publication date: 7 October 2010
Number of pages: 480
Oskar and Eli. In very different ways, they were both victims. Which is why, against the odds, they became friends. And how they came to depend on one another, for life itself. Oskar is a 12 year old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. He dreams about his absentee father, gets bullied at school, and wets himself when he's frightened. Eli is the young girl who moves in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. She is a 200 year old vampire, forever frozen in childhood, and condemned to live on a diet of fresh blood. John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel is a unique and brilliant fusion of social novel and vampire legend, a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty.
What the papers say:
'A whiff of the new Stephen King. Don't miss it' The Times. 'A terrifying supernatural story yet also a moving account of friendship and salvation' Guardian. 'Some truly scary bits... will haunt your dreams. Best read by sunlight' Independent on Sunday. 'Lindqvist has reinvented the vampire novel and made it all the more chilling by setting it in the kind of sink estate we all know from the media. Immensely readable and highly disturbing' Daily Express.
John Lindqvist is a Swedish author, born 1968, grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb to Stockholm. He wanted to become something awful and fantastic. First he became a conjurer and came second in the Nordic card trick championship, then he was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. John Ajvide Lindqvist has written great parts of the TV series Reuter & Skoog as well as stage plays and TV drama. Let the Right One In is his first novel. Ebba Segerberg is based in St Louis, USA. She has previously translated works of fiction by Henning Mankell and Kjell Eriksson, among others.
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