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In Every Moment We Are Still Alive - Tom Malmquist, Henning Koch
In Every Moment We Are Still Alive
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Originally published in Sweden in 2015 and a bestseller throughout Europe over the last few months, In Every Moment We Are Still Alive tells the gripping story of a man whose world seems to have come crashing down overnight: His long-time partner has developed an incurable deadly illness, even as... show more
Originally published in Sweden in 2015 and a bestseller throughout Europe over the last few months, In Every Moment We Are Still Alive tells the gripping story of a man whose world seems to have come crashing down overnight: His long-time partner has developed an incurable deadly illness, even as she is about to give birth to their first child. And meanwhile his father has a terminal illness, too.

Reeling in grief, Tom nonetheless finds himself wrestling with hospitals bureaucracies and indecipherable diagnoses, family misunderstandings and utter exhaustion while trying simply to comfort his loved ones as they begin to recede from him …

But slowly, amidst the pain and fury and loss, arises a story of resilience and hope, particularly when Tom finds himself having to simultaneously take responsibility for the greatest gift of them all, his newborn daughter.

In starkly beautiful prose, told with the momentum of a driven man, In Every Moment We Are Still Alive tells the most utterly human story of them all, that of death and continuing life. And 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.”
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781612197111 (1612197116)
Publisher: Melville House
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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"So it goes."
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4.0 In Every Moment We Are Still Alive -- from tragedy comes poetry
The first page opens in an ER trauma room where Tom's pregnant partner Karin's clothes are being cut off and her vital stats are being called out. Anyone who's ever been in one of those rooms will instantly feel the claustrophobia, confusion and terror.The crisis never ends. It gathers new crises to...
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Tom Malmquist zadebiutował jako poeta w roku 2007 tomikiem wierszy „Nagła śmierć". Niniejsza książka jest natomiast jego debiutem prozatorskim. Autor opowiada w niej swoją własną historię, w której jest on narratorem, a zarazem jednym z głównych bohaterów. Tom i jego wieloletnia życiowa partnerka ...
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