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

    £12.99
    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.
    ISBN: 9780571349364
    AuthorMarieke Lucas Rijneveld
    Pub Date05/03/2020
    BindingPaperback
    Pages288
    Availability: In Stock

    *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

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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

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