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Mammas Lillas Prins
Melin, Mårten (2021)

Förlag Rabén Sjögren , Sweden
hardback , 312 pages
ISBN-10: 91-29-73134-8 , ISBN-13: 978-91-29-73134-7

Category: Novel
Language: Swedish
Description: Tupelo, Mississippi, 1945. Elvis is ten years old and loves to sing. His mother encourages and believes in him while she wants to protect him from all evil. They have been very close since Elvis' twin brother died. At school, Elvis is pretty lonely. He gets teased for being a mother pig and for bursting into song as soon as he gets the chance. But there is a girl in the class who likes to hear him sing. Her name is Eloise. For her, Elvis dares to tell about his secret dream: that one day he wants to sing in front of thousands of people. In Mamma's Little Prince, Mårten Melin shows evidence of a new side when, in a tenderly portrayed portrait, he brings to life the childhood idol Elvis Presley. The boy, who before the breakthrough, lived in poor conditions in a city marked by class divisions and segregation. Here is a story about school, exclusion and love. And above all: the love of music.
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