The King of the Suburbs

Jonatan Järvi

Original Title
Rosengårdskungen
Published
Hippo, Stockholm 2015
Genre
Fiction 9-12
Pages
168
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The King of the Suburbs

Jonatan Järvi

In front of one of the thousand windows in one of the hundred houses, sat a boy. His name was Leo and lived on the top floor together with his mother. She was an artist who painted and built all sorts of sculptures. She was wearing an old wedding dress, because she had once upon a time been married. She had never stopped wearing that old wedding dress.

So begins the story of 11-year old Leo and his best friend Degen. A serious but hilarious story of life in a rough neighborhood.

Jonatan Järvi’s debut is a sparkling book about the power imagination holds against reality.

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