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Country  Sweden
Publication date  2006
Author  Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Translator  Rachel Willson-Broyles
Language  Swedish
Originally published  2006
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Original title  Montecore: en unik tiger
Publisher  Norstedts, Alfred A. Knopf.
Similar  Jonas Hassen Khemiri books, Other books

Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger (Swedish: Montecore: en unik tiger, 'Montecore: A Unique Tiger') is the second novel by Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri. It was published in 2006 and has received several important literary prizes. It was awarded 2006 year's P O Enquist Prize. Later the same year Montecore was nominated for the August literary award. Montecore also received Sveriges Radio's Romanpris award for best Swedish novel 2007. The listener jury’s motivation reads: "Because Jonas Hassen Khemiri leaves his mark on every single word in Montecore in an inspirational “transpiration” of creativity. Montecore is a beautiful, melancholic but also wonderfully funny book that depicts Sweden in a unique light, making it hard to think of anyone who shouldn’t read it."

Contents

It was translated into English by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

Plot

In Montecore, the author Jonas Hassen Khemiri receives an e-mail from Kadir, a childhood friend of Jonas’ father. Kadir urges Jonas to write a book about the father, a famous photographer who has disappeared. Kadir's letters are mixed with Jonas’ memories from his own childhood. Inspired by Kadir, he writes a story about coming to age in a country where tolerance and diversity are the bywords of the day, but where racism and xenophobia form part of everyday life.

History

The novel has been published in Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, France, Hungary, Italy and will be published in the fall of 2010 by Knopf in the US.

References

Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger Wikipedia


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