The Evenings

The Evenings A Winter's Tale

Hardback (31 Jan 2017) | English

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Synopsis

THE FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF A POSTWAR MASTERPIECE

'I work in an office. I take cards out of a file. Once I have taken them out, I put them back in again. That is it.'


Twenty-three-year-old Frits - office worker, daydreamer, teller of inappropriate jokes - finds life absurd and inexplicable. He lives with his parents, who drive him mad. He has terrible, disturbing dreams of death and destruction. Sometimes he talks to a toy rabbit.

This is the story of ten evenings in Frits's life at the end of December, as he drinks, smokes, sees friends, aimlessly wanders the gloomy city street and tries to make sense of the minutes, hours and days that stretch before him.

Darkly funny and mesmerising, The Evenings takes the tiny, quotidian triumphs and heartbreaks of our everyday lives and turns them into a work of brilliant wit and profound beauty.

Book information

ISBN: 9781782271789
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Imprint: Pushkin Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 839.31364
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 317
Weight: 422g
Height: 140mm
Width: 206mm
Spine width: 29mm