The Discomfort of Evening is:
WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020
ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020
A NYT CRITICS' TOP BOOK OF 2020
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.
Paperback 288 pages.
Approx: 13 x 17.5 cm.
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