Seventeen (Hardcover)

By Per Nilsson, Tara Chace (Translator)

Front Street, 9781932425895, 263pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007



Seventeen-year-old Jonathan ends up in the emergency room, where many secrets are revealed. His dad, sitting with him, starts relating all the things he should have told Jonathan a long time ago: about his own time as a seventeen-year-old hippie in the early 1970s, about how he met the rebellious girl who would become Jonathan's mother, and about the catastrophe that prevented Jonathan from seeing his dad for eleven years. Several other people also have their say, with completely different stories. It all seems to be about Jonathan, about who he is and how he became the person he is. But has he heared anything that has been said, and why is he lying here?

About the Author

Per Nilsson was born in Malmo, Sweden, and currently lives in Solvesborg. He has written more than twenty books for young people, many of which have won awards. He has also written several plays and the screenplay for a movie based on one of his novels. His books have been translated into sixteen languages.