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Book Club: Everything I Don't Remember by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

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Book Club: Everything I Don't Remember by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Author Jonas Hassen Khemiri, and the book. Photo: Janerik Henriksson / TT
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Each month, The Local Sweden’s Book Club reads a different book with a Swedish link. In July, we're reading Everything I Don't Remember by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, a literary mystery that delves into the themes of love and memory.

A young man, Samuel, dies in a car crash, but was it an accident or suicide? An unnamed writer sets out to put the pieces of the story together in this innovative, unusual book.

Through the novel, the writer interviews people who knew Samuel in order to address the questions of who he was and what happens to him, while also engaging with more general themes of love, memory (something it turns out Samuel was obsessed with...), and how we define a life.

Everything I Don't Remember won the August Prize for fiction, one of Sweden's most prestigious literary awards. Jonas Hassen Khemiri is a multi award-winning playwright and author, and this novel has been sold to over 20 countries.

As July tends to be a quieter month in Sweden, we're taking a break from hosting the monthly meetup, but will be back in August. Discussion of the book will be taking place in the Facebook group and newsletter, and if any Book Club members would like to organize a spontaneous meetup, that's highly encouraged! 

Join The Local Sweden's Book Club on Facebook and sign up to our newsletter to receive updates and highlights from the group, and to have your say in what we read next.
And feel free to get in touch by email (Members of The Local can log in to comment below) if you have book suggestions, opinions on this month's book, or any other ideas for the Book Club. We will be updating this article at the end of the month with reviews from our Book Club members.

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