Vera and Iris were inseparable as children, growing up as neighbours in Stockholm.
Now, on the threshold of adulthood, a chance encounter reunites the two young women after years apart. Following an alcohol-fuelled conversation in a deserted playground at night, the pair resolve to deal with both their futures and the enemy of the past.
They steal a car and embark on a road trip to the north; the destination, a place where they had spent their childhood summers. A place where something unresolved happened, something that had separated them. Feeling the rush of their new-found freedom, Vera and Iris are also faced with the question: who have they become? And is it possible to save something that was once lost?
The Road Up North is Emma Holm’s debut novel that has received rave reviews in Sweden. An elegant and explosively emotional story about friendship, guilt, sexuality – and revenge.