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The Discomfort of Evening : WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020

Rijneveld, Marieke Lucas, Hutchison, Michele (Commissioning Editor & Foreign Rights Manager)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Published: September 24, 2020
ISBN: 9780571349371
288 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£8.99

WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020

“I asked God if he please couldn’t take my brother Matthies instead of my rabbit. ‘Amen.'”

Ten-year-old Jas has a unique way of experiencing her universe: the feeling of udder ointment on her skin as protection against harsh winters; the texture of green warts, like capers, on migrating toads; the sound of ‘blush words’ that aren’t in the Bible. But when a tragic accident ruptures the family, her curiosity warps into a vortex of increasingly disturbing fantasies – unlocking a darkness that threatens to derail them all.

A bestselling sensation in the Netherlands, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld’s radical debut novel is studded with images of wild, violent beauty: a world of language unlike any other, exquisitely captured in Michele Hutchison’s translation.

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