The Other Woman

The Other Woman

Book - 2016
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"From the author of Drowned, a passionate psychological drama where questions of power and sexuality are brought to a head. She works at Norrkoping Hospital, at the very bottom of the hierarchy: in the cafeteria, below the doctors, the nurses, and the nursing assistants. But she dreams of one day becoming a writer, of moving away and reinventing herself. Carl Malmberg, an older, married doctor at the hospital, catches her eye. She begins an intense affair with him, though struggling with the knowledge that he may never be hers. At the same time, she realizes that their attraction to each other is governed by their differences in social status. As her doubts increase, the revelation of a secret no one could have predicted forces her to take her own destiny in hand"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9781590517437
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bohman, Therese
Characteristics: 201 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Delargy, Marlaine - Translator
Alternative Title: Andra kvinnan. English


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Aug 23, 2017

I almost gave up early on in this book because I found the narrator arrogant and derogatory towards others, but I enjoyed the writing and scenery so I continued reading. I'm glad I stuck with it because it is a very interesting story about an insecure woman worried about her future. The ending was quite unpredictable and satisfying, too.

multcolib_karene Mar 13, 2016

An oddly cold novel about a supposedly passionate affair. It's set in contemporary times but it feels old-fashioned (possibly because it's been translated from Swedish). There is a nice little twist at the end.


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