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Adam Mars-Jones: ‘The Discomfort of Evening’, 24 September 2020

TheDiscomfort of Evening 
by Marieke LucasRijneveld, translated by Michele Hutchison.
Faber, 288 pp., £12.99, March, 978 0 571 34936 4
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... The​ title of Marieke LucasRijneveld’s first novel, a bestseller in their native Holland and the winner of this year’s International Booker Prize, makes it seem like an Italian metaphysical painting, perhaps a de Chirico piazza or colonnade enigmatically bathed in Mediterranean light, when in fact the book is set on a Dutch dairy farm like the one on which its author was raised ...

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