A Storm Blew in from Paradise

By Johannes Anyuru

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A Storm Blew in from Paradise is the story of Anyuru’s father, P, a Ugandan pilot who deserted after Idi Amin’s coup in 1971. P makes a promising start as a fighter-pilot, but no matter what he does or where he goes, he is unable to escape his fate. He finds himself a refugee, on the run like a hunted animal. P never gives up his dream of being a pilot, but will he ever fly again?…
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Language

Swedish

Format

Paperback

Genre

Literary novel

ISBN

9789462380035

Translator(s)

Rachel Willson-Broyles

Pages

256

Original Title

En storm kom från paradiset

Year of publication

2015

Reviews

'Searingly poetic.'—The Independent

‘Sentimentality is averted by the lyricism of the language and a skill for surprises.’—The Independent

About the author

Johannes Anyuru

Johannes Anyuru (Sweden), the son of a Ugandan father and a Swedish mother, is a multifaceted novelist and poet. A Storm Blew in from Paradise enjoyed immense success in Sweden and was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet’s Literature Prize and the Aftonbladet Literature Prize 2012. Photo: © Khim Efraimsson