The Kindness (Paperback)
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The Kindness (Paperback)

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Paperback 816 Pages
Published: 06/06/2024
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A shipping container is mysteriously dumped in the Swedish port town of Norrtalje. Due to their ignorance of its ownership it isn't until a week has passed that the authorities can have it forced open. There the remains of twenty eight refugees are found, a situation of unrelenting horror. Not only that; a black sludge pours out which contaminates the river and is the cause of a new, sickening dread that affects Norrtalje's inhabitants, causing a lack of trust, aggression, violence. It seems like an end to Kindness.

Six characters are at the centre of this extraordinary novel, six people in search of love and connection, whose extraordinary qualities will confront the metaphysical illness consuming their town.

'As Lindqvist has increasingly devoted himself to the subtle plumbing of the human soul he has become a distinctive and urgent voice in contemporary literature' - Svenska Dagbladet

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529419085
Number of pages: 816
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 54 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Profoundly felt . . . The Kindness is a thoroughly compelling read. - SFX Magazine

The power of Lindqvist's storytelling and his passion to promote understanding can't be denied - Guardian

Warm-hearted, unflinching, utterly immersive - Daily Mail

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“Not really a horror - interesting but quite long”

For some reason I thought "The Kindness" by John Ajvide Lindqvist was going to be a Scandi-noir. Apart from the grim part where 20+ rotting corpses are discovered in a washed up shipping container, this is... More

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