Youth, Paperback / softback Book

Youth Paperback / softback

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'Utterly, agonisingly compulsive ... a masterpiece' Liz Jensen, GuardianThe second volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, the searing portrait of a woman's journey through love, friendship, ambition and addiction, from one of Denmark's most celebrated twentieth-century writersForced to leave school early, Tove embarks on a chequered career in a string of low-paid, menial jobs.

But she is hungry: for poetry, for love, for real life to begin.

As Europe slides into war, she must navigate exploitative bosses, a Nazi landlady and unwelcome sexual encounters on the road to hard-won independence.

Yet she remains ruthlessly determined in the pursuit of her poetic vocation - until at last the miracle she has always dreamed of appears to be within reach.

Youth, the second volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, is a strikingly honest and immersive portrait of adolescence, filled with biting humour, vulnerability and poeticism.

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