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

byNaja Marie AidtTranslated byDenise Newman

April 16, 2021|
When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back: Carl's Book by Naja Marie Aidt
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Finalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature

Longlisted for the 2020 PEN Translation Award

An unflinchingly raw and lyrical exploration of a mother’s grief and how it transforms her relationship to time, reality, and language.

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 Back explores what it is 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. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages.Denise Newman is a translator and poet who has published ...
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Title:When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back: Carl's Book
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:152 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.43 in
Shipping dimensions:152 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.43 in
Published:April 16, 2021
Publisher:Coffee House Press
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781566895934

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