Nordic Book Club: Everything I Don’t Remember by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Where: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave.
212-779-3587 Price: Free
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Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of our Nordic Book Club. Each month we select a novel from some of the best contemporary and classic Nordic literary voices.
Discussions take place the last Tuesday of the month in the Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia House. If you’re unable to make it to a meeting or live outside of New York, join in the discussion online in our Goodreads group during the last week of the month.
Everything I Don’t Remember by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
One of Sweden’s most celebrated young writers spins an exhilarating, innovative, and gripping murder mystery. A young man named Samuel dies in a horrible car crash. Was it an accident or was it suicide? To answer that question, an unnamed writer with an agenda of his own sets out to map Samuel’s last day alive.
Copies of Everything I Don’t Remember are available for purchase in the Shop at Scandinavia House.
Wayward Heros by Halldór Laxness
Halldór Laxness’ Wayward Heroes is a reworking of Iceland’s ancient tales, set against a backdrop of the medieval Norse world, complete with Viking raids, battles enshrined in skaldic lays, saints’ cults, clashes between secular and spiritual authorities, journeys to faraway lands and abodes of trolls, legitimate claimants and pretenders to thrones, was written during the post-WWII buildup to the Cold War, and Laxness uses it as a vehicle for a critique of global militarism and belligerent national posturing.