The Discomfort of Evening

WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

(author)

,

Michele Hutchison

(translator)

Paperback
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.
In stock
SKU
9780571349364
Price £11.30 RRP £12.99

Worldwide delivery available. Read more...

Return purchased items within 30 days for a full refund.

Another Now
by Yanis Varoufakis

Save 15%

*WINNER OF 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
More Information
Book publisherFaber & Faber
Publication date5 Mar 2020
FormatPaperback
Pages288
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:The Discomfort of Evening

Choose a bestseller from the Guardian Bookshop

Newsletter Fashion Box
WANT A DISCOUNT?