The Discomfort of Evening (International Man Booker Prize Winner 2020)

Author(s): Marieke Lucas Rijneveld; Michele Hutchison (Translator)


Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2020.   The sensational Dutch bestseller: Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's extraordinary portrait of a farming family distorted by grief.

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.



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Winner International Booker Prize 2020


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  • : 9780571349364
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : 0.299
  • : April 2019
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  • : May 2020
  • : books

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  • : Marieke Lucas Rijneveld; Michele Hutchison (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 520
  • : English
  • : 839.3137
  • : 288