Books

Never Stop Walking

Author
Rickardsson, Christina
Swedish title
Sluta aldrig gå
Category
Non Fiction \ Biography & Memoirs
Pub Date
Oct 05, 2016
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    '...so directly told and simply heartbreaking it cuts me right to the core...a really well written and touching read.'

    - Norrköpings Tidningar

     

    'Her story will undoubtedly affect anyone who reads it.'

    - Norran

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The true and unique story of how an 8 year-old survived the Brazilian ghetto and undertook the journey of a lifetime!

Have you ever had the urge to climb up a rock, to look out across the for-ests and the water, then scream for all you’re worth? Scream until the air runs out, until your throat hurts and your lungs feel like they’re on fire?

NEVER STOP WALKING is Christina Rickardsson’s scream. It is the unique story of her time growing up in Brazil, of the culture-clashes that greeted her once she arrived with her adoptive family in the forests of Northern Sweden, and her experience of losing the people she loved the most. It is a heart wrenching tale of an extraordinary childhood in the wil-derness, from the streets of Sao Paolo, a year at a Brazilian orphanage, and her early days as an adopted child in the Swedish rural north.

What does time mean to a street child? To not be a part of society, but to barely exist in a world that has no time you, a world that doesn’t care whether you receive any education, or indeed whether you live or die?

NEVER STOP WALKING tells of grief, friendship and loss, and a love - a love that stretches into infinity and back again, a love that warms the heart completely. It is Christina’s story of survival, a astonishing story about how two completely different worlds has shaped her and how she has had to fight to reconcile two very different aspects of herself.