Ingemar's Awakening (Ingemar Modigs uppvaknande)

Mikael Bergstrand

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Rights sold

Denmark: Modtryk

Finland: Atena

Germany: S. Fischer Verlage

Norway: Anemone, Strawberry Publishing

Sweden: Bokfabriken


Filmrights: Mint Film





Ingemar Modig wakes up soaking in his own sweat every single morning, just before the alarm clock goes off. Unless he manages to shut it off before it starts ringing someone will die. This obsession has taken over his life. But then he meets Dalia, an eleven year old refugee from the war in Syria.


Dalia is not only terribly stubborn and who curses fiercely in Swedish, she is also extremely good at soccer and is someone who won’t take no for an answer. Together the two friends search for a way beyond haunting memories and cultural clashes.


What they don’t suspect, however, is that the local newspaper reporter Ludvig Nilsson is lurking with his evil plans. Everyday life in the small town of Borstafors will soon become nothing but a memory.


Ingemar’s Awakening is in equal parts a sad yet humorous novel about loneliness, friendship and courage. It’s absorbing, suspenseful and heart warming.


320 pages




"Human warmth shines a light over Bergstrand's new novel. OCD and hate crime are two of the parts of the story INGEMAR'S AWAKENING and we're both entertained and emotional."  - Inger Melin, Kristianstadsbladet


”A book on how we humans meet one another, written beautifully with tongue-in-cheek while keeping the serious tone." - Gunilla Bergdahl, BTJ



Reader's comments:


”Bergstrand has written a warm and almost cosy story focusing on friendship, tolerance and openness."   - Bloggbohemen

”…a current, interesting and entertaining novel. It is both sad and humorous - a true page turner."  - Bokpool

”Entertaining, captivating and moving!” - Jennies Boklista