In Every Moment We Are Still Alive

Tom Malmquist

Simon Vance (Narrator)

01-30-18

7hrs 44min

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01-30-18

7hrs 44min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Literary

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“This is narrative as raw material. In a powerful translation by the novelist Henning Koch, there are sentences of precise and subtle lyricism…The novel doesn’t feel remembered, though of course it is. That’s where its craft lies, and its triumph—in the suspension of hindsight, in an act of recollection whose hand is perpetually guiding the text, but can’t be seen.” New York Times Book Review (front page review)

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2018
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
A New York Times Editor’s Choice of the Week
A Millions.com Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018
A Signature Best Book of Newly Translated Books for Summer
An Indie Next List selection
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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 soulmate. 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.”

Praise

“This is narrative as raw material. In a powerful translation by the novelist Henning Koch, there are sentences of precise and subtle lyricism…The novel doesn’t feel remembered, though of course it is. That’s where its craft lies, and its triumph—in the suspension of hindsight, in an act of recollection whose hand is perpetually guiding the text, but can’t be seen.” New York Times Book Review (front page review)

“Beautiful…Arresting…A deeply personal account.” Guardian (London)

“Malmquist demonstrates over lengthy passages that he can relay life in an intense, heightened state. The result is exhilarating.” Financial Times (London)

“Malmquist’s immersive prose perfectly limns the demands of living within the chiaroscuro of deep grief.” Foreword Reviews (starred review)

“Simon Vance brings his considerable narration skills to Swedish writer Tom Malmquist’s autobiographical novel…Vance’s narration places listeners firmly inside Tom’s head…His raw feelings are palpable, but Vance’s strong delivery, evoking the author’s stiff upper lip and sense of humor, encourages listeners to carry on through even the darkest times.” AudioFile

“Kafkaesque…remarkably credible.” Booklist

"[A] moving…beautiful, raw meditation on earth-shattering personal loss.” Publishers Weekly

“An extended meditation on what it means to love and to mourn. A deeply emotional and affecting novel.” Kirkus Reviews

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Language English
Release Day Jan 29, 2018
Release Date January 30, 2018
Release Date Machine 1517270400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories New in Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Literary Fiction, Coming of Age, Biographical Fiction, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Tom Malmquist

Tom Malmquist is a Swedish poet and writer. He has written two highly acclaimed poetry collections and a novel, In Every Moment We Are Still Alive.

Narrator Bio
Simon Vance

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.

Overview

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2018
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
A New York Times Editor’s Choice of the Week
A Millions.com Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018
A Signature Best Book of Newly Translated Books for Summer
An Indie Next List selection
See All +

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 soulmate. 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.”

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