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The Discomfort of Evening: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020

The Discomfort of Evening: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

By Rijneveld, Marieke Lucas
Translated by Hutchison, Michele

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I thought about being too small for so much, but that no one told you when you were big enough, how many centimetres on the doorpost that was, and I asked God if he please couldn't take my brother Matthies instead of my rabbit. 'Amen.' Ten year old Jas lives with her devout famil...y in the rural Netherlands. The Bible is the most important thing in their lives. One winter's day, Jas's older brother Matthies joins an ice skating trip near the farm; resentful at being left alone, she makes a perverse plea to God; and he never returns. As grief ripples through the family, warping everyday life in strange ways that threaten to derail them all, Jas retreats into disturbing fantasies. Guilty and agonised, she watches as the family disintegrates around her into ever-increasing darkness. Studded with astonishing poetic images - violent, raw and surreal - The Discomfort of the Evening lays everything bare with magnetic intensity. It is a reading experience unlike any other.
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ISBN 9780571349364
Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9780571349364
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 28 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Rijneveld, Marieke Lucas
Translated by Hutchison, Michele
Category Novels, Other Prose & Writers
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 839.3137
Weight 299g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Netherlands - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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