Most people have never heard of "Emma's Shadow"
(Danish: Skyggen af Emma), but in 1989 when it came to
America, I went
to see it 7 times. It totally captivated me. (Actually it was the character of
the pure-hearted Swedish street
cleaner who captivated me.) Thinking about it now, I believe it had a huge
influence on my first novel, Transfer Day, the story of an orphan girl in the
Danish West Indies who crosses paths with a German U-boat deserter. Is it a
retelling of "Skyggen af Emma"? I would be proud if it was!
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