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.
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|Publisher:||Coffee House Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
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.