Those Who Are Left Behind

Karin Saler & Siri Ahmed Backström

Original Title
Dom som är kvar
Published
Urax, Stockholm 2014
Genre
Picture books
Pages
32
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Those Who Are Left Behind

Karin Saler & Siri Ahmed Backström

Sorrow.
How do you live with it?
How do you go on after everything has come to an end?
What do you do if you are left behind?

Karin Saler’s poetic debut about sorrow, and about living on. In Siri Ahmed Backström’s illustrations a story of a family materializes.

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Press voices
”There are books that take your breath away. Dom som är kvar by Karin Saler and Siri Ahmed Backström (Urax) is that kind of book. A book that makes your tears roll, but can still create a tiny glade of light for someone who is in the midst of the sorrow the book describes. In ‘Dom som är kvar’ death is present, but in Siri Ahmed Backström’s images it is the living who take up all the space. Those who feel, fight and are quiet. Who hug and remember.” Skånska Dagbladet
Awards
Snöbollen – picture book of the year 2014
The jury's motivation
”Karin Saler and Siri Ahmed Backström break new ground in Dom som är kvar by showing how a grieving family slowly finding their way back to the everyday. Without grand gestures, drawing on an accomplished textual and visual collaboration, they portray the disorientation and emptiness of grief while also showing us what the first signs of life beyond sorrow might look like. A touching and important picture book that grows with every reading.”