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Benny & ShrimpIt's easy to see why Benny & Shrimp, Mazetti's offbeat love story about a widowed Swedish librarian and a Swedish farmer in their 30s...Benny & ShrimpRomance, FictionIt's easy to see why Benny & Shrimp, Mazetti's offbeat love story about a widowed Swedish librarian and a Swedish farmer in their 30s...2009-07-15Penguin
Benny & Shrimp
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Benny & Shrimp

Genre: Romance, Fiction; Author: Katarina Mazetti; Publisher: Penguin

It’s easy to see why Benny & Shrimp, Mazetti’s offbeat love story about a widowed Swedish librarian and a Swedish farmer in their 30s has become an international hit. Here is a romance novel for the hip and smart — a zingy, gently funny ode to sex and love and the emotional awakening of a self-contained man (Benny) and woman (Shrimp). The lovers are realists — which is why Shrimp likens the affair to the end of a sun-kissed island holiday, ”and all the time you know that in five hours you’ll be standing at Stockholm airport in the drizzle, and the next day you’ll be sitting there at your desk in your ergonomic chair getting stressy.” A?

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