Boek cover The Discomfort of Evening van Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (Paperback)

The Discomfort of Evening

Engels | Paperback | 9781644450345
Paperback 16,99
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uitgever Graywolf Press
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 224 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Uitgever Graywolf Press
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 194 g
Verpakking breedte 140 mm
Verpakking hoogte 0 mm
Verpakking lengte 210 mm

Boekbeschrijving

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE

A stark and gripping tale of childhood grief from one of the most exciting new voices in Dutch literature

Ten-year-old Jas lives with her strictly religious parents and her siblings on a dairy farm where waste and frivolity are akin to sin. Despite the dreary routine of their days, Jas has a unique way of experiencing her world: her face soft like cheese under her mother’s hands; the texture of green warts, like capers, on migrating toads in the village; the sound of “blush words” that aren’t in the Bible.

One icy morning, the disciplined rhythm of her family’s life is ruptured by a tragic accident, and Jas is convinced she is to blame. As her parents’ suffering makes them increasingly distant, Jas and her siblings develop a curiosity about death that leads them into disturbing rituals and fantasies. Cocooned in her red winter coat, Jas dreams of “the other side” and of salvation, not knowing where this dreaming will finally lead her.

A bestseller in the Netherlands, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld’s radical debut novel The Discomfort of Evening offers readers a rare vision of rural and religious life in the Netherlands. In it, they ask: In the absence of comfort and care, what can the mind of a child invent to protect itself? And what happens when that is not enough? With stunning psychological acuity and images of haunting, violent beauty, Rijneveld has created a captivating world of language unlike any other.

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