The Discomfort of Evening

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**WINNER OF THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE**

**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S TOP TEN BEST NEW BOOKS IN TRANSLATION**
 
The sensational Dutch bestseller: Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's extraordinary portrait of a farming family distorted by grief, translated by Michele Hutchison.

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.
 
Author: Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
 
Paperback Published March 2021 288 pages
 
Originally Published in trade paperback  April 2020 

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