Everything I Don't Remember
by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Sweden.
A young man named Samuel dies in a horrrible car crash. Was it an accident or was it suicide? An unnamed writer with an agenda of his own sets out to map Samuel's last day alive, Through conversations with friends, relatives and neighbors, a portrait of Samuel emerges: the loving grandchild, the reluctant bureaucrat, the loyal friend, the contrived poseur - the young man who did everything for his girlfriend, and shared everything with his best friend. Until he lost touch with both of them. An exhilarating narrative puzzle told with characteristic stylistic ingenuity, this is an emotional roller-coaster of a book that challenges us to see ourselves - and our relationships to the closest people in our lives - in new and sometimes shocking ways.
Paperback, 260pp. 2016