l Always Find You
ORIGINAL TITLE: Rörelsen
AUTHOR: John Ajvide Lindqvist
ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Ordfront
John Lindqvist is nineteen and wants to become a magician. In September 1985 he moves into a narrow and dark back building in Stockholm, right next to the Brunkeberg-tunnel.
It is general election time in Sweden, and John is entitled to vote for the first time in this life. He votes for Olof Palme, and the social democrats win the election. But the magicians’ championship in Copenhagen is much more inportant. At least to John who pratices hard, hoping to win a prize.
He does not win, he does not even get to Copenhagen. Instead he is taken by the police for theft, and when he gets out of prison something has changed, a strange and scary movement seems to have taken place in his nearest surroundings. He realizes that is has to do with the laundry room in his building. And with some of his neighbours and with what they are up to in the a shower room behind the laundry. There is something that makes those who are initiated experience incredible and wonderful things. Something that take them to a place that John calls The other Place. Where you can be the one you really are.
But there is a price, of course. It seems a reasonable price, at first. Just a little blood. Eventually John realizes what the real price is.
I always find you is a magical autobiography between fact and fiction. It includes a number of keys to John Ajvide Lindqvist’s books and is unlike anything he has ever written.
I always find you is a stand-alone prequel to Himmelstrand from 2014.