Publish date: June 3rd 2008
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Starts off hard and becomes kind by the end as the lead character finds redemption in the life that has been handed to him partly because of his own weakness.
English Title: The TwinWinner of the International Impac Dublin Literary Award 2010
I really loved this book. The narrative voice was dry, funny, bemused. Exposition was non-existent and I loved following Helmer as he worked on becoming more than half.
Translated from the Dutch by David Colmer.IMPAC winner 2010First line - I've put Father upstairs.
A spare quiet story of an ordinary man, a farmer who feels he was put into his way of life by external circumstances that he no control over. His twin brother died when they were young men, so he ended up taking over the family farm, although he had planned to become educated at a university, and ha...
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