In This Body of Mine
ORIGINAL TITLE: I kroppen min
AUTHOR: Kristian Gidlund
ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Forum
The Journey to the End of Life and the Beginning of It All
"Kristian Gidlund quite simply has a unique ability to tell a story. He gives the words a power that runs solidly and resolutely through this book with its unbearable account. He writes in plain and beautiful language of 'grappling with the abyss that is quickly eating its way toward our feet.' Even if he’s not the first to write about standing face to face with death, he brings us into unfamiliar territory and finds new corners of the soul, where he discovers words that are as precious as rare coins. Kristian Gidlund is an unparalleled writer and the joy in discovering this gift, this gold, is the only solace the author and the reader can share in this hopeless, painful tale that plays out before our very eyes."
"The great thing is that he can stand our absent-minded company, that he has succeeded in turning his story into literature."
"In This Body of Mine lives on. And it will do so for a long time. Kristian Gidlund has truly succeeded in what he set out to do: to leave behind a monument to life with a gun to his head, with blood for ink.
“It occurs to me several times that this sort of text will continue to grow because the power in what is said balances on a razor’s edge. There’s nothing that can be brushed aside in a book about the unimaginable idea of touching one’s own death.”
Dutch rights sold to De Geus.
French rights sold to Presses de la Cité.
German rights sold to Lübbe.