|Translated By:||Koch, Henning|
|By (author):||Malmquist, Tom|
|Subject:||FICTION / Biographical|
|FICTION / Coming of Age|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in|
|From The Publisher*||A prize-winning, bestselling debut of love, loss, and family--based on a true story--that's winning readers around the world.|
When Tom's heavily pregnant girlfriend Karin is rushed to the hospital, doctors are able to save the baby. But they are helpless to save Karin from what turns out to be acute Leukemia. And in a cruel, fleeting moment Tom gains a daughter but loses his soul-mate. In Every Moment We Are Alive is the story of the year that changes everything, as Tom must reconcile the fury and pain of loss with the overwhelming responsibility of raising his daughter, Livia, alone.
By turns tragic and redemptive, meditative and breathless, achingly poignant and darkly funny, this autobiographical novel has been described as 'hypnotic', 'impossible to resist' and 'one of the most powerful books about grief ever written'.
|Review Quote*||"Beautiful… arresting ... A deeply personal account ... As more books are published, we increasingly seek out those writers who promise to give us something more than mere fiction. We want books made out of lives… The value of Malmquist's book is precisely that it retains a trace of true human presence - carefully preserved by the author." -THE GUARDIAN|
"It is bound to invite comparison to Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle… Perhaps more so than Knausgaard, Malmquist demonstrates over lengthy passages that he can relay life in an intense, heightened state. The result is exhilarating." -FINANCIAL TIMES
"Kafkaesque… remarkably credible." -BOOKLIST
|Biographical Note||Tom Malmquist is a poet and sportswriter. He has written two highly acclaimed poetry collections. In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is his first novel. He lives in Sweden.|