Sophisticated, mature and richly atmospheric, a debut novel about three young people navigating the risks and possibilities of intimacy
For fans of André Aciman, Deborah Levy and the Penguin European Writers series
'Smart, elegant and moving... [A] heady mix of hope and nostalgia, of desire and regret, of new love and lost love' Sunday Times
'Remarkably assured... Sharp, vividly imagined and affecting, [it] intrigues and captivates' Irish Times
'The love child of Normal People and Brideshead Revisited... Sublime and elegiac' Francesca Reece
Thora, August and Hugo come from different worlds - one an art school dreamer, one a wealthy scion of the old elite, and one an ordinary boy from out of town. But over the course of two sky-blue summers in Stockholm, they are drawn together magnetically.
The novel opens years later, when Hugo, long estranged from Thora and August, is visited by their daughter - who has questions about her parents which she believes Hugo can answer - and the memories of those luminous days come flooding back.
Modern yet timeless, poignant and euphoric, The Trio is a novel about the path not taken, the people we might have become, and the relationships which shape and haunt us long after they come to a close.
'An international success before even being published, The Trio is a novel that stands well above the hype... Elegiac, bittersweet, [with] the golden shimmer of nostalgia' Gefle Dagblad
'Mature and confident, delicate and eloquent, a study in intimacy... The Trio creates a greedy sensation within the reader of constantly wanting to pick up a book and read just a few more pages... Timeless and universal' Kult Magasin
'Johanna Hedman should definitely expect to win prizes' Upsala Nya Tidning
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