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Box 21

Roslund, Anders

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Box 21
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Three years ago, Lydia and Alena were two hopeful girls from Lithuania. Now they are sex slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of better jobs and then trapped in a Stockholm brothel. What will happen when they get an unexpected chance at freedom?
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374282950
0374282951
Branch Call Number: FICTION ROSLUND 2009
Characteristics: 393 p. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hellström, Börge 1957-
Authors: Roslund, Anders, 1961-
Title: Box 21
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 393 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström
Notes: Title appears on jacket as the number 21 in a box
"English translation originally published in 2008 by Sphere, Great Britain, as The vault"--T.p. verso
Translated from the Swedish
Summary: Three years ago, Lydia and Alena were two hopeful girls from Lithuania. Now they are sex slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of better jobs and then trapped in a Stockholm brothel. What will happen when they get an unexpected chance at freedom?
Additional Contributors: Hellström, Börge 1957-
ISBN: 9780374282950
0374282951
Branch Call Number: FICTION ROSLUND 2009
Subject Headings: Prostitutes Sweden Fiction Revenge Fiction Human trafficking victims Fiction Human trafficking Sweden Fiction Criminals Sweden Fiction Police Sweden Fiction Stockholm (Sweden) Fiction
Genre/Form: Noir fiction
Topical Term: Prostitutes
Revenge
Human trafficking victims
Human trafficking
Criminals
Police
LCCN: 2009004449
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Three years ago, Lydia and Alena were two hopeful girls from Lithuania. Now they are sex slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of better jobs and then trapped in a brothel. Suddenly they are given an unexpected chance at freedom and the opportunity to take revenge on their enslavers. What will... Read More »


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Apr 06, 2014
  • Edgarmole rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a real thriller, and you don't understand what has happened until the last page. Very good and complex character development. The theme of the book is how to deal with moral quandries, and the difference between guilt and shame. Excellent, fast paced novel, graphic but not overly uncomfortable to read. I would say, however, that the title is a mistranslation; the box refered to is actually a small public locker at the train station.

Mar 09, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Many books in a library are listed as non-fiction when, in point of fact, they are indeed fictional. Others are classified as fiction, when they are thinly veiled books of truth. This is one of those, a brutal, yet thoroughly well written book more factual than fiction. (I would differentiate this novel from Stieg Larsson's because Stieg wrote fiction, ultimately portraying the State as the exemplar of justice, just containing some rogue elements, while reality is quite the opposite and this novel fictionalizes reality, but the stark reality most certainly comes through!)

Mar 11, 2012
  • H19835195 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome ! A horrible subject, but a fabulously written story. The ending is totally unexpected. I love these guys, and can't wait for them to write more books. Sadly I have already read everything they've written to date.

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