Where the Hollyhocks Come From, by Amanda Svensson
A COMING-OF-AGE STORY FROM ONE OF SWEDEN’S HOTTEST YOUNG AUTHORS
A story of desire, innocence, and experience unfolds against the beautiful backdrop of southern Sweden’s coast. When the narrator arrives in a small town to visit his dying grandmother, he meets a young woman eager to share a secret with him. She’s pretty, and at turns charming, repulsive, pathetic, and willful. Where the Hollyhocks Come From is a twisting and complex monologue exploring attraction and revulsion.