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by Gerbrand Bakker
Gerbrand Bakker (born 28 April 1962) is a Dutch writer.
Gerbrand Bakker (born 28 April 1962) is a Dutch writer. He won the International Dublin Literary Award for The Twin, the English translation of his novel Boven is het stil, and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for The Detour, the English translation of his novel De omweg. Bakker is a gardener by trade, having acquired his gardening license in 2006. He says writing and gardening are compatible. Bakker works as a skating instructor in winters.
Gerbrand Bakker worked as a subtitler for nature films before becoming a gardener. His debut novel The Twin won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and will soon be made into a film
Gerbrand Bakker worked as a subtitler for nature films before becoming a gardener. His debut novel The Twin won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and will soon be made into a film. The Detour won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Unaware of any of this Emilie meets a young man who appears to have injured himself whilst out walking his dog, he initially stays the night, but ends up staying a lot longer forming a strange relationship with Emilie. It is very hard to describe what is happening in this book, for one thing very little does happen, meaning what you do reveal would need to be covered in spoiler alerts.
Gerbrand Bakker has made the territories of isolation, inner turmoil and the solace offered by the natural world his own. The Detour is a deeply moving new novel, shot through with longing and the quiet tragedy of everyday lives. Online Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound. Paperback, 240 pages.
Gerbrand Bakker’s book refuses to leave me. In the same seven minute NPR interview mentioned above, Bakker . In the same seven minute NPR interview mentioned above, Bakker says that the process of writing this novel precipitated in him a great depression. Short, sparse and strange, Gerbrand Bakker's The Detour is the enigmatic tale of a Dutch woman, Emilie, who runs away from her husband and takes up residence in an isolated cottage in the Welsh countryside. For some time she lives a solitary existence there, as the reasons for her decision are slowly made clear to the reader. Her only companions are ten geese - and even they are disappearing, being picked off by a predator one by one.
When Gerbrand Bakker's first book, The Twin, won the Impac Award, it was clear that an assured and mature new .
When Gerbrand Bakker's first book, The Twin, won the Impac Award, it was clear that an assured and mature new voice had emerged in European fiction. A study of grief and loneliness in which a young man loses his twin brother, the novel was universally praised for its restraint, its quiet beauty and its undercurrent of dry humour – elements which are certainly carried forward into The Detour. What is essential to The Detour is the question of ordinary grief, which seems to begin with some trigger – a death, a betrayal, the end of a love affair – but gradually reveals itself to have been there all along, waiting to be revealed.
The Detour, Gerbrand Bakker. Варианты приобретения. Now he returns to The Prince of Nothing with the long awaited The Judging Eye, the first book in an all-new series. Set twenty years after the end of The Thousandfold Thought, Bakker reintroduces us to a world that is at once familiar but also very different than the one readers thought they knew.
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Bleak landscapes are meat and drink to the Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker. His new novel transports us to North Wales where a woman called Emilie is setting up home in a remote farmhouse. Bleak landscapes are meat and drink to the Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker. It takes a while for the reader to work out what this urbanite from Amsterdam is doing there.