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The Swede who let go

Kategorier: Biografier och litteraturvetenskap Biografier, sanna berättelser, essäer etc. Livsstil, hobby och fritid Personliga berättelser Reseskildringar Resor och platser Sport, idrott och friluftsliv Surfing och vattenskidåkning Vattensport
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The Swede who let go

Kategorier: Biografier och litteraturvetenskap Biografier, sanna berättelser, essäer etc. Livsstil, hobby och fritid Personliga berättelser Reseskildringar Resor och platser Sport, idrott och friluftsliv Surfing och vattenskidåkning Vattensport
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This is the English translation of the Swedish title – Och jag gav mig iväg. This edition is aimed for the Swedish market. The book is also available to international markets through Amazon/Books.

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THE SWEDE WHO LET GO
A true story and travelogue, originally written as a diary meant for the author’s daughters to read when they got older, to let them understand that he thought of them and loved them all those days they were apart.

The story begins in a desperate situation where the author's children are taken away from him abroad by his ex. He makes the decision to sell and give away all his possessions to be able to rush after them, from Sweden down to Portugal. Without knowing it, the process of letting go starts a cleansing that step by step leads him into insights high and low.

The author travels through beautiful landscapes in his trusted survival capsule, a campervan called Beatrice. Surfing glassy waves and skiing big mountains he encounters both adventurers, misfits and freedom fighters. Many in similar predicaments.

The story about this epicurean journey has been let to be as it came to the author sitting in his blue campervan, with the experiences, encounters and great surf and ski happening to him only moments before. Maybe, just maybe, his liberation can set you free as it did him.

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Reviews

"In Alex Epicure's strong, heartfelt, revealing but at the same time deeply inspiring and life-affirming book, you are given vivid descriptions of powder-fluffy slopes of the French Alps and challenging surf spots along the Atlantic coast, all while taking part in his ups and downs on this epicurean journey through Europe. His fluent writing let you travel beside him in his trusted campervan called Beatrice, taking part of unexpected encounters, existential reasoning and poetic moments. I can only say that the book invites to read in one go, and I highly recommend it to anyone nurturing dreams of vanlife, or want to take a break from the grey treadmill for a while."
/ Fredrik Ekblad, Editor in Chief at Österlenmagasinet

"A story that is confident with itself and creates a world where you want to be."
/ Åke Högman, Swedish Author and Journalist

"The Book by Alex Epicure, is a highly readable break-up novel. I read it during a hot summer day in August, once I’d started I couldn’t stop. I'm a picky book reader. Growing up with books like Jack Kerouac's" On the road "and Robert M. Pirsig's "Zen and the art of riding a motorcycle", my expectations of an unknown debutant were not high. To my surprise the book surpassed my demands by miles, giving exciting perspectives on life. I can not help but recommend everyone to read it."
/ Lars Magnusson, Editor in Chief at Magasinet Kullaliv