Naissance Chapbooks

Trouble Shooting
Magdalena Sørensen

Trouble Shooting, by Magdalena Sørensen

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Magdalena Sørensen wonders if readers can relate to a Swedish girl growing up in the 80s, in Stockholm. Can the particular relate to the universal? Can the universal relate to the particular? Resounding yeses all around. An excerpt:

I remember my grandfather tall and pale. His marble desk was green, as was his sweater and the box of Läkerol.

I remember my rabbit, Simon. He was black and died from running in circles. A dog was involved.

I remember reading in the summer. The hammock between the trees and I wore a check skirt.

I remember skin burning in the night and ice-cream with blueberry pie. I remember Sue Ellen having a drink and her lips shivering. JR was bad.

I remember mother’s aunt in her chair. I remember her extra metallic arm, the cigarette and the worn playing cards. There was a scary room behind her and a red note book got lost.

I remember the barking dogs in her village. The ones on the first farm would start and then the rest followed down the road.

I remember the same aunt getting us into the car when thunder came. I remember her driving slower than people walked.

—Magdalena Sørensen

36 pages. $10, includes standard shipping within the Continental USA.


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