Boktitel – Publ. 2017
Ester Nilsson is 31 years old. She is a poet and an essayist and a sensible person in a sensible relationship. One day in June she receives a phone call and she is requested to give a lecture on the artist Hugo Rask. In the audience sits the artist himself, spellbound, and they meet for the first time after the lecture.
From now on her remaining existence is tightly linked to this conversation, to its intention completely innocent. Hardly anything that occurs after it would have had the same impact without the chain of events that now begins.
A kind of love story unfolds between Ester Nilsson and Hugo Rask, banal in its simplicity and grand in its total devotion.
Arbitrary conduct is a story about how willingly we betray our selves in our longing to be loved.
Natur & Kultur
Swedish manuscript (final)
Denmark/Batzer & Co/Lindhardt & Ringhof
Egypt (World Arabic)/Al-Karma
Lithuania/Lietuvos rasytoju sajungos leidykla
Spain (catalan)/Angle Editorial
UK/Picador (World English)