In Memories of Choking (Kvelningsminner) we meet people who have to send their loved ones away to institutions, and we follow them in their search to recognise the core value of every human being. Eivind Hofstad Evjemo writes about the big questions of life, death, the tribulations of old age, and the plight of people with multiple handicaps and their relatives trying to make sense of the world.
No other author describes the great themes in the struggle of daily life as Eivind Hofstad Evjemo does.
"Very few writes this tenderly about sorrow and care that Eivind Hofstad Evjemo does."
"Memories of Chocking become even better upon re-reading, with many rewarding turns of insight and empathy."
STAVANGER AFTENBLAD "The Distance of things close"
DAG OG TID
"One of the best young writers of Norway writes outstanding poetry about the weak and painful parts of the welfare state. (...) This book makes a great impression, increasing by every re-read."
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