This Should Be Written in the Present Tense
Helle Helle, Martin Aitken
A beautifully intimate novel from award-winning Danish novelist, Helle Helle
This should be written in the present tense. But it isn’t.
Dorte should be at uni in Copenhagen. But she’s not.
She should probably put some curtains up in her new place.
And maybe stop sleeping with her neighbour’s boyfriend.
Perhaps things don’t always work out the way they should.
Helle Helle's simple, to-the-point prose cuts to the quick...it's refreshing to find such an intimate book that leaves something for the reader to writer in their own mind...This Should be Written in the Present Tense is a contemporary classic in the making -- Emma Nicklin * Stylist * Helle has enchanting gifts as a storyteller... This Should Be Written in the Present Tense possesses an immediacy that tenderly and consistently compels. * New York Times Book Review * A book with all the bigness hidden away -- John Self * Guardian * This Should Be Written in the Present Tense may sound like just another bildungsroman, but it's surprisingly devoid of ego, and deeply thoughtful * Paris Review * Compelling * Emerald Street *
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