AUSTRALIAN. The Hum of Concrete is an evocative novel about a city and its people. Set in the multicultural city of Malmo, Sweden, The Hum of Concrete is the story of five people whose lives intersect. With photographic precision, Anna Solding captures both light and shadow found in the fleeting beauty of everyday life. From the silences between people and the ordinariness of places, she conjures narrative jewels of intelligence and pleasure. ‘The characters are treated with heartwarming tenderness … the Swedish settings vividly realised.’ – Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee.