Julia is a young Swedish woman who lives alone with her cat in Vienna. One day she’s going to write a literary masterpiece, become friends with Elfriede Jelinek and stop filling in marketing surveys to kill time. But until then she’ll go on working as an English language teacher for over-ambitious business leaders and under-achieving kids.
On a park bench she meets Ben and they fall in love. Everything’s perfect, apart from the minor facts that Ben lives in a bush and really needs to take a shower.
HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A MAN WHO LIVES IN A BUSH is a wonderful love story about daring to choose with your heart and look beyond the surface, beyond expectations and beyond ragged clothes.
About the author
Emmy Abrahamson was born in 1976. She has written four YA books and was nominated for the August Prize in 2012 for THE ONLY WAY IS UP (Only väg is upp). When she met her husband he was actually living in a bush. He was barefoot and dirty, but he was also the funniest, happiest and most charming person she’d ever met. HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A MAN WHO LIVES IN A BUSH is a fictionalised version of their story, and Emmy’s first novel for adults.
‘Utterly charming and laugh out loud funny. This is a total pick-me-up of a novel. Adored it’ Susie Steiner
‘Beautiful, sad and funny’ Skanska Dagbladet
‘Simply very funny’ Gothenburg Post