Childhood, Youth, Dependency : The Copenhagen Trilogy
'Utterly, agonisingly compulsive . . . a masterpiece' - Liz Jensen, Guardian
Following one woman's journey from a troubled girlhood in working-class Copenhagen through her struggle to live on her own terms, The Copenhagen Trilogy is a searingly honest, utterly immersive portrayal of love, friendship, art, ambition and the terrible lure of addiction, from one of Denmark's most celebrated twentieth-century writers.
'Sharp, tough and tender . . . wrenching sadness and pitch-black comedy . . . Ditlevsen can pivot from hilarity to heartbreak in a trice' - Boyd Tonkin Spectator * 'Astonishing, honest, entirely revealing and, in the end, devastating. Ditlevsen's trilogy is remarkable not only for its honesty and lyricism; these are books that journey deep into the darkest reaches of human experience and return, fatally wounded, but still eloquent' - Observer * 'The best books I have read this year. These volumes slip in like a stiletto and do their work once inside. Thrilling' - New Statesman