July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009
Shrimp--an intelligent, tidy, widowed librarian--meets Benny--a gentle, overworked milk farmer who fears becoming the village's Old Bachelor--prompting an unlikely love that should not be as complicated as it seems. Original.
This surprise international bestseller details the struggles of a pair of lonely Swedes who try to overcome their own insecurities in order to build a relationship. Benny is a plebian farmer with an archaic notion of women's roles in society, and Shrimp is a widowed librarian with a taste for high culture. Their initial encounter in a graveyard sparks a series of sexual trysts, but they both harbor illusory expectations of how the other should behave. Eventually, it seems that the physical magnetism between their bodies will no longer be enough to overcome the resistant forces between their minds, but they stumble upon an intriguing compromise which may allow them to romantically coexist.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Romance, Love + Relationships + Sex, Humorous Fiction, General, Family + Friendship, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Edition: Original
- Language: English
- Author: Katarina Mazetti
- Online Item #: 11480924
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6029
- ISBN: 9780143115991
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported