Everything I Don't Remember
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (UK)
Date: July 2017
Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
THE TOP TEN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Winner of the August Prize for Fiction Dazzlingly inventive, witty and mysterious: a writer pieces together the story of a young man's death in an exhilarating narrative puzzle reminiscent of the hit podcast Serial. A young man dies in a car crash - accident or suicide? An unnamed writer with an agenda of his own sets out to piece together Samuel's story. From friends, relatives and neighbours, a portrait emerges of a loving son, reluctant bureaucrat, contrived poser, loyal friend. But who was Samuel really, and what happened to him? In filling out the contours of his existence, the writer grasps at a fundamental question: how do we account for the substance of a life?
Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles