Deliver Me: A Novel

Deliver Me: A Novel

Deliver Me: A Novel

Deliver Me: A Novel


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Scandinavian noir meets legal thriller in this brilliant, gut-wrenching story of childhood friends torn apart by gang violence and class differences in Stockholm—from the internationally bestselling author of Quicksand.

Soon to be a Netflix series.

Unlikely best friends since the age of 6, Billy and Dogge live in suburbs separated only by a highway, yet a world apart. From the outside, Dogge looks privileged: his family has a large home and plenty of money—at first. But his parents are addicts whose negligence becomes a form of abuse. Meanwhile, Billy’s family are poor first-generation immigrants unable to escape the no-go zone where they live, but their cramped apartment is nonetheless a bastion of love.
A ruthless small-time crime boss seeks recruits, and both Dogge and Billy become runners by the time they’re 12. Fast cash, easy access to drugs, and dreams of gaining status draw them in. But when Billy wants to leave the gang and finds himself trapped, the boys must face the violent rules of the adult game they tried to play.
When children commit horrible crimes, who bears the responsibility? With piercing prose and a breathless sense of urgency, Deliver Me is at once a poignant portrayal of the power of friendship and a shattering depiction of what happens when society fails to protect those that need it most. What does justice mean for these lost children, and is the law capable of delivering it?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635423686
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Publication date: 03/05/2024
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Malin Persson Giolito was born in Stockholm and grew up in Djursholm, Sweden. She holds a degree in law from Uppsala University and has worked for the biggest law firm in the Nordic region, and as an official for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. Her previous novels include Quicksand (Other Press, 2017), which was adapted into a Netflix series in 2019, and Beyond All Reasonable Doubt (Other Press, 2019). Persson Giolito lives with her husband and three daughters in Brussels.

Rachel Willson-Broyles holds a bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She started translating while a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a PhD in Scandinavian Studies in 2013. Her translations include Malin Persson Giolito’s Quicksand and Beyond All Reasonable Doubt and Ann-Helén Laestadius’s Stolen. Willson-Broyles lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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