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The Evenings

(2016)
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AN OBSERVER AND FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016

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 - find 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 Frtis's life at the en 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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November 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Evenings: A Winter's Tale (The postwar masterpiece)
Author(s): Gerard Reve
ISBN: 1-78227-178-3 / 978-1-78227-178-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Evenings: A Winter's Tale (The postwar masterpiece)
Author(s): Gerard Reve
ISBN: 1-78227-301-8 / 978-1-78227-301-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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December 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Evenings
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Title: The Evenings
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December 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Evenings
Author(s): Gerard Reve
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon UK