When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back: Carl's Book

byNaja Marie AidtTranslated byDenise Newman

September 13, 2019|
When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back: Carl's Book by Naja Marie Aidt
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Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Translation

In March 2015, Naja Marie Aidt’s twenty-five-year-old son, Carl, died in a tragic accident.When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back chronicles the few first years after that devastating phone call. It is at once a sober account of life after losing a child and an exploration of the language of poetry, loss, and love.

Intensely moving,When Death Takes Something from You Give It Backexplores what is it to be a family, what it is to love and lose, and what it is to treasure life in spite of death's indomitable resolve.

Naja Marie Aidt was born in Greenland and raised in Copenhagen. She is the author of eleven collections of poetry, a novel, and three short story collections, includingBaboon, which won the 2008 Nordic Council Literature Prize, Scandinavia’s highest literary honor. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages.Denise Newman is a ...
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Title:When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back: Carl's Book
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:152 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.64 in
Shipping dimensions:152 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.64 in
Published:September 13, 2019
Publisher:Coffee House Press
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781566895606

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