Cassi

Cassi Cassi

Cassi hadn’t always been drinking instant coffee from a PET bottle for breakfast, or numbed her evenings with a bag-in-box. She had gone from being successful, popular and happy, to being frustrated, depressed and wine-soaked in less than a year.

In an impulsive attempt to escape her life, she accidentally buys a secluded cottage in the countryside. But when she moves in, rumours have already spread that Cassi is an experienced self-help guru.

Instead of explaining the misunderstanding, she decides to embrace her new role and begins guiding the locals through their various problems. She creates a new existence with improvised forms of therapy, makeshift yoga and magical stones, and, to her surprise, a few really good friends.

But when has a life built on lies ever been a good idea?

Cassi is a book about hitting rock bottom and finding your way back, written with both humor and darkness.

 

“It is clever, it is funny, but above all, it is a tender portrayal of the one thing all humans truly have in common: Loneliness.”
– Fredrik Backman.

Reviews

  • “Johanna Swanberg debuts with a clever feelgood novel. /…/ [In which she] also succeeds with the remarkable task of evoking sympathy for Cassi’s shifty healing-business (…). It’s funny and very moving.”

    Femina, Sweden

  • “[Cassi is] a thought-provoking page-turner – and it’s funny too!”

    TV4 Nyhetsmorgon, Sweden

  • “In many ways, Cassi is a classic feelgood novel centered around a career woman who moves from the big city to a small town to find herself. But Johanna Swanberg’s novel also has a touch of darkness which offers a good balance. It is an entertaining read, suitable for both the classic feelgood reader and one who usually wouldn’t pick up a book like this.”

    BTJ, Sweden

Author
Johanna Swanberg
Published
2024
Genre
  • Fiction
Pages
300
Reading material

Swedish edition

English translation

Rights sold

Norway, Gyldendal

Sweden, Albert Bonniers

Ukraine, KM Books

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