A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK of 2018 * Amazon Book of the Month ?? Indies Introduce 2018 ?? INDIES NEXT 2018 Selection
"In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is a tremendous feat of
emotional and artistic discipline. ... a triumph."- New York Times Book Review
on the front page of the New York Times Book Review, a stunning tour de
force telling a powerful tale of
love, loss, and redemption
In Every Moment We Are Still Alive tells
the story of a man whose world has come crashing down overnight: His
long-time partner has developed an fatal illness, just as she is about
to give birth to their first child ... even as his father is diagnosed
in grief, Tom finds himself wrestling with endless paperwork and
indecipherable diagnoses, familial misunderstandings and utter
exhaustion while trying simply to comfort his loved ones as they begin
to recede from him.
slowly, amidst the pain and fury, arises a story of resilience and
hope, particularly when Tom finds himself having to take
responsibility for the greatest gift of them all, his newborn daughter.
in an unforgettable style that dives deep into the chaos of grief and
pain, yet also achieves a poetry that is inspiring, In Every Moment We
Are Still Alive is slated to become one of the most stirring novels of
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.
Translator Henning Koch translates from the Swedish. His most recent book is the bestselling A Man Called Ove.
such a rush of emotion is a testament to Malmquist's extraordinary
skill. ... 'In Every Moment We Are Still Alive' is a tremendous feat of
emotional and artistic discipline. ... a triumph"-New York Times Book Review
"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
Most Anticipated Book of 2018 - THE MILLIONS
"[A] heady debut novel... moving...(a) beautiful, raw meditation on earth-shattering personal loss." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"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
"By turns raw, unsettled, and touching, Malmquist's book is an extended meditation on what it means to love and to mourn. A deeply emotional and affecting novel." -KIRKUS REVIEWS
"A unique form... infused with deep urgency. A great stylist, Malmquist's immersive prose perfectly limns the demands of living within the chiaroscuro of deep grief."-Forword Reviews