When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back: Carl's Book (Paperback)

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By Naja Marie Aidt, Denise Newman (Translator)
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Finalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction Longlisted for the National Book Award in Translated Literature Longlisted for the 2020 PEN Translation Award 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 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.

About the Author


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, including Baboon, 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 three collections of poetry. She has translated two books by Denmark's Inger Christensen. Her translation of Naja Marie Aidt's short-fiction collection Baboon won the 2015 PEN Translation Prize.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781566895934
ISBN-10: 1566895936
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 152
Language: English