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.

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ISBN/EAN 9780571349371
Author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
Publisher Faber & Faber
Publication date 24 Sep 2020
Format Paperback
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The Discomfort of Evening

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
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SENSATIONAL WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020.

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..

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