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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"Simon Vance brings his considerable narration skills to Swedish writer Tom Malmquist's autobiographical novel. Tom rushes his pregnant partner, Karin, to the hospital. Her flu-like symptoms turn out to be acute leukemia, and though the baby survives an emergency delivery, Karin dies soon afterwards. Vance's narration places listeners firmly inside Tom's head. The present-tense stream-of-consciousness style is especially effective in capturing the confusing, often absurd, experience of a medical emergency. Following the tragedy, Tom recounts his memories of Karin, along with his difficult path forward. 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. A.T.N. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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