Marieke Lucas Rijneveld - The Discomfort Of Evening
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.
"One of the best debut novels I have ever read. Shockingly good ... A classic" - Max Porter
"An earthy and irreverent new voice, thrillingly uninhibited" - New York Times
"The most talked about debut novel of 2020 already" - Dazed & Confused
Winner of the Booker International Prize 2020
Paperback; 288 pages; 375x130mm