In his first collection of twelve short stories, Sven Hansen-Løve explores the painful isolation and droll absurdity of contemporary life. From the story of a young researcher’s desperate attempt to resist an old flame, to an old uncle’s failed literary scams—from the ghosts of two ancient mariners stealing whiskey in the middle of the night, to a mysteriously violent and politically charged porn flick found in the dark recesses of the net—this debut work takes us on an emotional but often hilarious ride.
The stories included in Tender Neighbors were translated by Simon Rogghe and Jason Francis Mc Gimsey. This independent publication also includes cover art and several hand-drawn illustrations by one of the most poignant figures in Italian comics, Claudio Calia.
About the author
Sven Hansen-Løve decided to focus on writing after being a DJ for more than 15 years. His writing has appeared in French in numerous magazines as well as in English, translated by Simon Rogghe and Jason Francis Mc Gimsey. He co-wrote the feature film Eden with his sister and director, Mia Hansen-Løve. Screened in over thirty countries, it was selected by the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the San Francisco Film Festival and Sundance. He is currently working on his first novel.
Publisher: Paris Lit Up Press (December 01, 2015)