Friday 10 April 2020

This week's Book of the Week has just been short-listed for the 2020 Booker International Prize. The Discomfort of Evening by the Dutch writer Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (translated by Michele Hutchison) tells of the impact of a tragic accident on the the world-view of a ten-year-old growing up in a religious family on a rural dairy farm. The book is shot through with memorable images, unsettling moments, and passages of remarkable linguistic power. 
>>"It's difficult for my parents to understand that I'm not the girl they raised."
>>"My stories all come back to the loss of my brother"
>>An interview with the translator, Michele Hutchison
>>The dairy farmer who wrote a best-seller
>>'Grief Eaters'.
>>If you read Dutch
>>Your copy will be delivered to your doorstep as soon as the lock-down has been lifted
>>See the other books on the Booker International Prize short list

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