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  • Caesaria

Héloïse Press


by Hanna Nordenhok.

Translated from Swedish by Saskia Vogel.

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  • Paperback scheduled for publication on 24/10/2024
  • Page count: 243 pages
  • ISBN: 9781738459414
Quick take

Hanna Nordenhök masterfully blends the elements of storytelling with the history of gynecology, bringing to life the story of Caesaria.


In 19th-century Sweden, Caesaria is kept in a doctor's mansion as a trophy: she is the first baby to be born alive from one of his c-sections. In a Gothic ambiance, Caesaria narrates in first person her experiences in the mansion and her encounters with its mysterious inhabitants and visitors. Does she know where she comes from? Where is her mother? Is there a world beyond these walls?

About the author

Hanna Nordenhök is a Swedish novelist, translator and literary critic, born in 1977. Her latest novel ”Caesaria” (2020) was shortlisted for the Swedish Radio's Novel Prize and her work has been awarded literary prizes from The Swedish Academy, Swedish Writer's Union, Albert Bonniers Publishing House, amongs others.

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