The Discomfort of the Evening
The Discomfort of the Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, translation: Michele Hutchison
(Faber and Faber, 2020, 270 pages)
The radical first novel by a celebrated young poet, The Discomfort of the Evening was a bestseller in the Netherlands where it won the prestigious ANV Debut Prize.
Set on a dairy farm, it follows a young girl called Jas whose world ruptures when her brother dies in an ice-skating accident, plunging the family into a darkness that threatens to derail them all.
Winner of the prestigious ANV Debut Prize 2019 and longlisted for the Libris Literatuurpijs 2019.
Sensory language and [...] beautifully wild images that linger in the mind - The Guardian