Dark paradise 2009, Dalkey Archive Press, USA
Translated by David McDuff
Though much of Liksom's work is unsavoury, her prose is tersely lyrical, often caustically funny, and her message poignant.
Reading this collection by post-feminist, post-modernist, post-punk Rosa Liksom is like being spat at: unpleasant, but shockingly memorable . . . Short, sharp shocks for modern life.
Ever felt like sticking a knife in somebody? Rosa Liksom does it all the time. OK, only in prose, but tearless prose.