”It wasn’t the first time someone had grabbed her breast. Nor was it the first time a man had panted in her ear and pressed his hard crotch against her. But it was the first time someone was doing it against her will.”
The woman in trouble is Agnes. In Yesterday’s News she will rebound from personal tragedy and find courage in the face of the unknown. In the end she stands there as the hero of her own life.
Yesterday’s News is one of the greatest bestsellers of all time in Sweden with more than 800,000 copies sold – 1 in every 4 Swedish woman has already read it!
The main character Agnes has most things in life: a family who is always there for her, a good job at a fancy restaurant, a boyfriend who loves her, and a best friend whom she knows inside out. Or does she? All of a sudden things begin to crumble, one by one, and soon nothing is as it was. Her boyfriend Tobias leaves her for a big busted singer, and she is fired by Gerard, the sexist and abusive owner of the restaurant where she works. She gambles everything she has on the success of the newly opened restaurant, but the road to the glowing review which will open the door to fame and fortune has, to say the least, unexpected twists and turns.
In Yesterday’s News Kajsa Ingemarsson’s comic talent comes into its own. Juicy and satisfying, Yesterday’s News is a story about daring and winning and about faith in yourself, a feelgood novel sure to please any romance lover looking for the perfect summer read.
“This is a pleasant novel, easy enough to read and entertaining but also thought provoking. Yesterday’s News is the perfect book to cuddle up with in the corner of the sofa on a grey, chilly autumn evening.”
Tranås-Posten/ Swedish Newspaper
”Very exciting! Difficult to put down. Unplug the phone;this is not a book you want to be disturbed while reading!”
TV 4/ Sweden’s largest TV-channel
”Kajsa gives her characters warmth and life by making them so easy to identify with. That’s wonderful. Her use of language is a pure joy to read.”
Nerikes Allehanda/ Swedish newspaper
“In Kajsa Ingemarsson, Sweden has found an original author who maintains a high level of quality right across the board.”
Studentliv/ Swedish newspaper
Some of thousands of reader comments:
”I never wanted it to end!! Cute, humoristic, sad and just so familiar, straightforward and unvarnished.”
“This book is an easy to read masterpiece!
“A few Swedish authors makes me run to the bookstore. Kajsa Ingemarsson is one of them. Totally fantastic!”
“Your book gave me power and courage to keep my dreams alive!”
“You have written one of the best books I ever read.”
Translated by: Neil Betteridge