B. lives in Singapore and works at a shelter for women who have fled from their employer. They have arrived in the country looking for a better life, but the working conditions are demanding, and for many, life has become a nightmare. We follow B. over the course of a dramatic day, both for herself and for the women, balancing precariously between safety and danger.
An intense depiction of happiness and misfortune. Where It Burns is a disturbing novel about modern slavery and personal responsibility.
‘… an ambitious and impressive novel rich in perspectives.’
‘Where it Burns places it self at an arm's length, from exhausting thoughts and twisted perspectives. All in all, Benedicte Meyer Kroneberg's hushed writing creates the feeling that the author actually ventures where it is burning.’
‘A novel whose author and protagonist literally takes its title seriously by going where it burns for themselves and in the world right now.’
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