In Every Moment We Are Still Alive

Henning Koch, Tom Malmquist

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Published: 22-03-2018


Prizewinning, bestselling Swedish debut by acclaimed poet Tom Malmquist, this is a raw and beautiful novel about a year that changed everything – a tale of love, loss, parenting and the lives we live, moment by moment.

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Chosen by the New York Times as one of the “Notable Books of 2018″Chosen by El Pais as one of this past decade’s nine best novels about life and deathThe prize-winning, bestselling tale of love, loss, family and the lives we live moment by moment, from a stunning new voice in European fiction.Tom’s heavily pregnant girlfriend Karin is rushed to hospital with severe flu. While the doctors are able to save the baby, they are helpless in the face of what transpires to be acute Leukemia, and in a moment as fleeting as it is cruel Tom gains a daughter but loses his soul-mate. In Every Moment is the story of a year that changes everything, as Tom must reconcile the fury of bereavement with the overwhelming responsibility of raising his daughter, Livia, alone. By turns tragic and redemptive, meditative and breathless, achingly poignant and darkly funny, this heavily autobiographical novel has been described in its native Sweden as ‘hypnotic’, ‘impossible to resist’ and ‘one of the most powerful books about grief ever written’.

Additional information

Weight 0.202 kg
Dimensions 17 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 288