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Discomfort of Evening - SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020 (format mare)

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Discomfort of Evening - SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020 (format mare)
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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020*

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

The sensational Dutch bestseller:
'Exceptional' (Financial Times)
'Exhilarating' (Independent)
'Luminous' (Observer)
'Beautifully wild' (Guardian)

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.

'THE MOST TALKED ABOUT DEBUT NOVEL OF 2020 ALREADY' [Dazed & Confused]
ONE OF VOGUE'S TOP FIVE DEBUTS OF 2020
ONE OF THE OBSERVER'S HIGHLIGHTS OF 2020
ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S TOP TEN BEST NEW BOOKS IN TRANSLATION



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

Perfectly delineates the life of a farm community in all its strange variations., Edna O'Brien

Intensely raw, shockingly graphic, and memorable ... There is a bold beauty to the book, which for all its modernity seems to be set in a different age of automatic religious belief: the immensity and mystery of the universe coexisting alongside the claustrophobic community of farm, church and school. By using Jas's everyday world as a metaphor for loneliness and fear, Rijneveld has created something exceptional., Financial Times

Few reading experiences are more thrilling than a first novel that feels urgent and original. In the past decade, Teju Cole's Open City and Garth Greenwell's What Belongs to You both had these qualities. The Discomfort of Evening ... belongs in this company. The story of Jas, a girl growing up on a family farm in the aftermath of her brother's death, is as exhilarating a debut as I can remember., Independent

Translator Michele Hutchison deftly switches between registers and gives Jas a strong, unique voice ... Poetic, mannered language, realistic bleakness and descent into surreal darkness ... Compelling ... Fascinating characters and themes ..., Guardian (Book of the Day)

Astoundingly accomplished . . . The world is interpreted through evocative, imaginative similes and metaphors . . . It's all shudderingly vivid ... A stunning novel that does what a child's-eye narrative should do: reveal that, in the face of adult folly, a ten-year-old can show us the world as it really is., Literary Review

An unflinching study of a family falling apart in the madness of grief, rendered all the more unnerving for the childishly plain, undramatic way their compulsive behaviours are reported . . . Translated by Michele Hutchison, Rijneveld's writing is raw and impassive, though often grotesquely vivid in its descriptions . . . A pretty remarkable debut. Confident in its brutality, yet contained rather than gratuitous, it introduces readers to both a memorably off-key narrator and a notable new talent., Observer

By the time it hits UK shelves in March, thousands of copies of Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's debut will already have been sold around Europe and beyond. A celebrity writer in her native Netherlands, the 28-year-old also works on a dairy farm, and the novel is set on one, too. Centring on a young girl whose brother dies in an ice-skating accident, it takes the reader on a haunting journey. Rijneveld is also an award-winning poet, which shows in her sensory language and the beautifully wild images that linger in the mind., Guardian (2020 Fiction Highlights)

There are a number of hotly anticipated debuts hitting the shelves ... Discomfort of Evening (Faber, March), translated by Michelle Hutchison, is a rich and luminous novel about fate and grief. It is already a bestseller in Holland., Observer (2020 Fiction Highlights)

An unsettling exploration of a family dealing with a sudden death . . . A strong debut. Rijneveld's poetic prose, eloquently translated by Michele Hutchison, clashes and rattles against the horrors it describes, a constant fight between terror and beauty. It is a novel that does its best to make sure you won't forget it anytime soon., Irish Times
Detalii
Autor RIJNEVELD, Marieke
An apariţie 2020
Editura Faber & Faber
Nr pagini 288
Dimensiuni 21.6 x 13.5 cm
Format Trade Paperback
Cuvinte cheie: marieke lucas rijneveld