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"Mats Wahl is a Shakespeare of the present. The great Scandinavian author develops families whose chances burst because of the circumstances, the unsaid truths and the small, excessively large injuries. Wahl piles simple but catchy sentences on top of one another and develops scenarios like in a film and seismologically empathizes with the emotional worlds of his characters, regardless of whether they are 14 or 84. [...] An archaic drama of the courageous search of a young person, the inability of mothers and fathers, of the desperate reworking of institutions and a society, who does not find a common language when it comes to the value system. " Christine Paxmann, dog-eared, May 2011

"As usual, Mats Wahl's view of Swedish society is ruthless." Udo Bartsch, Westdeutsche Zeitung, April 16, 2011

"Valuable, thought-provoking reading for mature young people." Christ + Education, 5.11

"A young adult novel that is thrilling from the first page. Mats Wahl presents a young adult novel that is captivating from the first page." Ulrich Karger, Tagesspiegel, December 18, 2011

"Worth reading!" ARD Text, May 15, 2011 "In contrast to Mats Wahl's other novels, this one is charming." Robert Elstner, Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 6th, 2011

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