Setterwall shows us a character who is desperately struggling to manage a myriad of emotions and events – while time does seemingly stand still for a moment following the tragedy, it ultimately moves forward, and the narrator knows and understands this too.
Setterwell finds new, intriguing and realistic ways to describe this grief and growth, so that the reader never tires of the storie or their journey within it.Setterwall also makes the wise decision to split the novel into two sections, divided so because of their time setting.
This isn ’ t just a way for the reader to unearth more about their friendship, which of course does give more gravitas and meaning to the dyin of Aksel.
Nevertheless, it happens over and over again. ” It is sections like these that remind me that this isn ’ t just a tal about the life that has been lost but also about the life that has been left behind, and the complicated emotion that have troubled our narrator throughout their passionate relationship.
He never goes away, the narrator just learns to live around her grief, surrounding it with motherhood, a new elationship, and learning just what ‘ the right thing ’ to feel and do going forward, is.Of course, this beautiful piece of prose would not have been made possible without the work of a marvellous translator.
You also get the ense that she must have really known and related to the story on a more personal level, like you would do as a captivated reader, to translate it into something of such readable, enjoyable excellence.Let ’ s Hope for the Best is a book of feeling, power, and exploration.