“As You Would Have Told It to Me (Sort Of) If We Had Known Each Other Before You Died”
by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
translated from the Swedish by Rachel Wilson-Broyles
from the September 25, 2017 issue of The New Yorker
Jonas Hassen Khemiri is a Swedish novelist and playwright. A few of his works have been translated into English, including Montecore and Everything I Don’t Remember. This is the first time his fiction has been highlighted in The New Yorker.
I haven’t ever read his work before, but this look promising, as does Everything I Don’t Remember. So, I’m anxious to see what you all think.
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