The Discomfort of Evening : WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020-9780571349364

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

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*WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020*

'One of the best debut novels I have ever read. Shockingly good ... A classic.' Max Porter

 

)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.


Published 05/03/2020 in United Kingdom
Paperback | 288 pages