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There Are Things I Want You to Know about Stieg Larsson and Meby Eva Gabrielsson
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There is only one person who can tell Stieg Larsson's story better than he can, and that is his lifelong companion, Eva Gabrielsson. This is her book.
The keys to the "Stieg Larsson phenomenon" all lie with Stieg Larsson the man. No one knew him like Gabrielsson. Here, she tells the story of their 30-year romance; of Stieg's lifelong struggle to expose Sweden's neo-Nazis; of his struggle to keep the magazine he founded, Expo, alive; of his difficult relationships with his immediate family; and of the joy and the relief he discovered writing the Millenium trilogy. Above all, this is a love story, and we come to understand, reading "There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me, that if there was another secret besides Larsson's own imagination and convictions, it was his absolute love for his companion and her nurturing of their privacy and shared passions.
The book is told as a series of short vignettes, with titles ranging from "Speaking of Coffee" and "Stieg's Journalistic Credo" to "Goodbyes" and "The Fourth Volume." Gabrielsson speaks with rare candor and dignity, inspired only by the truth as she knows it. "There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me is thus short and to the point, poignant in its account of two soulmates and the life they shared and deeply insightful into the man everyone wants to know better, and about whom so little is known.
"I would have preferred to have never written this book. It speaks of Stieg, of our life together, and of my life after his death," writes Gabrielsson early in her book. It was written because she alone can tell his story.
The intimate, inside story of the life of bestselling author Stieg Larsson, written by his lifelong companion, Eva Gabrielsson.
About the Author
Eva Gabrielsson is an architect in Sweden and the author of books on a variety of subjects, including concubinage and architecture. She is the translator of Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle into Swedish, and she has been involved with Expo magazine since its founding by her longtime partner, the late bestselling Milennium trilogy author Stieg Larsson. Marie-Françoise Colombani is a French journalist and columnist for French Elle magazine. She is the coauthor, with Sediqa Massoud Hashemi Chekeba, of Pour l'amour de Massoud and, with Segolène Royal, of Maintenant. Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as the prestigious Odyssey Award. She has received numerous starred audio reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010.
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