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Slaughtered Pigs

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Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky

On the plane back from Afghanistan, Lisa sits down next to Andreas, the doctor, and she decides to tell him her life story; a story about travelling far away and still being trapped. It is an autobiographical story of a childhood in the country, with a tyrannical, abusive father; a manipulative, depressed mother and four siblings who look after each other to survive.

Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky writes with a sensuous, rich imagery, which makes Slaughtered Pigs a brutal, yet poetic novel about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past and just maybe have a chance to find love.

Winner of The Golden Laurels 2014 - Winner of Politiken’s Novel of the Year Award 2013 Læs mere
Pages: 320
Publication Date: 05. Sep 2013

Rights sold to
FRANCE / Gaia Editions
GREECE / Utopia
ICELAND / Forlagid
NORWAY / Schibsted
SWEDEN / Massolit
TURKEY / Lemur 
-  Ekstra Bladet
-  Jyllands-Posten
A gripping read … A story about all the things that makes life worth living, from the gentle Danish summer-nature to the life-confirming basic relations of love and friendship. The horror of the family does not necessarily lead to perdition, but no doubt the cost to gain the opposite can be immense
-  ALT for Damerne
-  Dagbladenes Bureau
Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky has written a shocking and inescapable novel, that combines the close and the global perspective and it turns out they both contain monstrosities
-  Politiken
Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky is a skilled narrator, keeping the readers’ attention with a cruel family drame. A novel intended to be devoured and shocked by
[Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky] holds the language as well as the material to become a Danish Kerstin Ekman (...) Riebnitzsky can write so you don’t even notice it and this is a huge compliment. The sensations of childhood, the unspoken premonitions, the trembling fear, the exact choreographed situation ; the author masters it all Read more
Kristeligt Dagblad
Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky has a unique duplicity between the weak and the violent ... As a writer, Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky balances a double-edged sword. On the one hand, her stories are so colourful and tough, that they are close to brutal reality. On the other hand, her tone of voice is so low- key, the style so unpretentious … surprisingly genuine Read more