Stuff and Nonsense: Heart's Delight by Per Nilsson


4.12.2011

Heart's Delight by Per Nilsson


Heart's Delight is a story of first heartbreak told in a series of flashbacks each triggered by a keepsake collected during an unnamed sixteen-year-old Swedish boy's first relationship. He goes through the keepsakes, one by one, retelling the story of his love as if it were a movie he was scripting.

Heart's Delight is a very painful, honest look at first love and I found it refreshingly realistic after all the happy-ever-after/fated love teen novels I keep seeing.

Heart's Delight by Per Nilsson with trans. by Tara Chace (Front Street Books, 2003)

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