Agents & Producers

Siri Helle

Siri Helle (b. 1990) is a psychologist and writer. She was awarded Lilla Psykologipriset 2017 for her work as a writer, speaker and media profile. Burn All Bridges is her debut.


Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström

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Burn All Bridges

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On the surface, Liv Björk has a perfect life. A well-paid finance job, fresh smoothies for breakfast and cocktails at trendy bars. So why is she so unhappy?

One day she realizes she has had enough. Enough of the lunch room competitions over who’s got the healthiest lunch and most fancy vacation plans. Enough with morning meetings, account managing, crying in the bathroom during breaks. Enough with pictures of kale smoothies on Instagram and the constant strive for a better job, better boyfriend, more workouts and more likes. 

As a teenager, Liv wrote a letter to herself to read if she ever considered committing suicide. In the letter she asks her future self to give life a second chance, do the things she always dreamt of but never did. Liv decides to give it three months. And when she meets the idealistic and spontaneous Sanna, she starts to see life from a different perspective. But what will she do when the three months have passed?

Burn All Bridges deals with issues of our time with both gravity and humor. How do we really feel behind our polished pictures? In this smart feel good novel, Siri Helle examines the question many of us have asked: how do I become happy?


Author:
Siri Helle

Original title:
Bränn alla broar

Published:
February 2018

Genre:
Feel good

Original publisher:
LB Förlag

Reading material:
Swedish manuscript

276 pp.

 

“Finally! Do you know how difficult it is to find good literature with queer couples? Liv and Sanna are treated like real people! Siri Helle brings you on a journey, Liv is a relatable character with her shortcomings, and one cares for her and those in her vicinity. I read the book in one day, could not put it down. I laughed, I cried and it has an obvious place in my bookshelf.”

Martina (5 stars on Bokus) 

“What a debut! Warm, dark, with a great sense of humor."

Cecilia Davidsson, writer

 

 


"Burn All Bridges by Siri Helle is written with both humour and reflection and captures our bustling way of life spot on."

Amelia Magazine 

Burn All Bridges is a fresh treat among the feel good books. It’s the kind of book I want to read in a single sitting, but at the same time never want to end. A strong debut by Siri Helle.”

villa freja

“Fantastic, entertaining and beautiful!”

Jennies Boklista

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