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THE TWIN

Bakker, Gerbrand

ISBN 10: 0980033020 / ISBN 13: 9780980033021
Editorial: Archipelago Books, 2009
Condición: NF/NF; Hardback Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Easton's Books, Inc. (Mount Vernon, WA, Estados Unidos de America)

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8vo 8" - 9" tall; 343 pages; Translated from the Dutch by David Colmer. Limited First Edition comprised of 850 numbered copies signed by the author and translator on rear dust jacket. No. 527 of 850. Near Fine condition with Near Fine . N° de ref. de la librería 36832

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Detalles bibliográficos

Título: THE TWIN

Editorial: Archipelago Books

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: NF/NF; Hardback

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Book by Bakker Gerbrand

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A novel of restrained tenderness and laconic humor. --J.M. Coetzee

Stealthy, seductive story-telling that draws you into a world of silent rage and quite unexpected relationships. Compelling and convincing from beginning to end. --Tim Parks

This is a novel of great brilliance and subtlety. It contains scenes of enveloping psychological force . . . its extraordinary last section suggesting that fulfillment of long-standing aspirations can arrive, unanticipated, in late middle-age. --Paul Binding

I have rarely been so captivated by a voice. The plot of this unusual novel is simple, but its power is mysterious. Gerbrand Bakker's tone and language make the despondent yet valiant narrator utterly authentic and the plain rural setting mesmerizing. The family drama has the quality of myth, yet remains rooted in daily reality, so much so that I responded with the innocent surrender of a child reader: I had lived on that Dutch farm and shared the characters' tragedies and small triumphs. This is a book that restores one's faith in meticulous realism. --Lynne Sharon

Schwartz I found The Twin, by Gerbrand Bakker, sitting on a coffee table at a writers' colony in 2009. I finished it, weeping, a day later, and have been puzzling over its powerful hold on me ever since. I've recommended it again and again. --Amy Waldman, All Things Considered, NPR

This is a quiet book, humble in tone, with a fine, self-deprecating humour [...] It leaves the reader touched and with the impression of having seen and smelled the ever-damp Dutch platteland. "--Times Literary Supplement"

WINNER - THE IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD

A novel of restrained tenderness and laconic humor. --J.M. Coetzee

Stealthy, seductive story-telling that draws you into a world of silent rage and quite unexpected relationships. Compelling and convincing from beginning to end. --Tim Parks

This is a novel of great brilliance and subtlety. It contains scenes of enveloping psychological force . . . its extraordinary last section suggesting that fulfillment of long-standing aspirations can arrive, unanticipated, in late middle-age. --Paul Binding

I have rarely been so captivated by a voice. The plot of this unusual novel is simple, but its power is mysterious. Gerbrand Bakker's tone and language make the despondent yet valiant narrator utterly authentic and the plain rural setting mesmerizing. The family drama has the quality of myth, yet remains rooted in daily reality, so much so that I responded with the innocent surrender of a child reader: I had lived on that Dutch farm and shared the characters' tragedies and small triumphs. This is a book that restores one's faith in meticulous realism. --Lynne Sharon

Schwartz I found The Twin, by Gerbrand Bakker, sitting on a coffee table at a writers' colony in 2009. I finished it, weeping, a day later, and have been puzzling over its powerful hold on me ever since. I've recommended it again and again. --Amy Waldman, All Things Considered, NPR

This is a quiet book, humble in tone, with a fine, self-deprecating humour [...] It leaves the reader touched and with the impression of having seen and smelled the ever-damp Dutch platteland. "--Times Literary Supplement"

"After finishing 'The Twin, ' all the reader can say is: here is a true writer."
"--Het Parool"
"The charm of Bakker's book is how finely every element is balanced, how perfectly the story is paced. ... Bakker shows a fine gift for laconic comedy. ... The great pleasure of this novel is how it has just enough plot to allow us to relish its beautifully turned observations of birds and beasts, weather and water."
"--Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books"
"Tense with unuttered yearning ... The greatness of this book lies ... in a mounting intricacy of feeling as life begins to burgeon out of a stony, wasted existence. ... But instead of something terrible happening ... rillets of sweetness and joy arise, little springs of gladness. ... In the end ... this becomes a kindhearted book, kind to both characters and reader."
"--Katherine A. Powers, The Boston Globe"
"The novel has all the careful observation and and delicate shading of a painting by one of the Dutch masters - Bakker sees beauty and complexity in the smallest corners of everyday life and portrays them with a quiet mastery that gives his story both great weight and great lightness."
"--The Quarterly Conversation"
"Stealthy seductive story-telling that draws you into a world of silent rage and quite unexpected relationships. Compelling and convincing from beginning to end."
"--Tim Parks"
"This is a quiet book, humble in tone, with a fine, self-deprecating humour [...] It leaves the reader touched and with the impression of having seen and smelled the ever-damp Dutch platteland."
"--Times Literary Supplement"
"Bakker is above all a gifted stylist. His dialogue is exemplary, and the descriptions of nature have a natural charm worthy of Nescio. It is a long time since we've taken such pleasure in a genuinely Dutch novel."
"--Truow"
"This is a novel of great brilliance and subtlety. It contains scenes of enveloping psychological force but is open-ended, its extraordinary last section suggesting that fulfilment of long-standing aspirations can arrive, unanticipated, in late middle-age. Human dramas are offset by landscape and animals feelingly delineated, and David Colmer's translation is distinguished by an exceptional (and crucial) ear for dialogue."
"--Paul Binding"
"Bakker has a gift for investing daily rituals and landscape with the universal questions around identity and self worth. Helmer's transformation affirms that it is never too late to take responsibility for one's destiny. This is a beautifully written book - its lustre lies in the clear simplicity of language as well as the authenticity of Helmer's internal dialogue."
"--Ruth Wildgust, The Sunday Business Post (Ireland)"
"Bakker captures the feel of life in the Dutch countryside in a style which is both dazzling and subdued. ... a poignant story, recounted in a tone at once spare and loving."
"--De Volkskrant"
WINNER - THE IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD
A novel of restrained tenderness and laconic humor. J.M. Coetzee
Stealthy, seductive story-telling that draws you into a world of silent rage and quite unexpected relationships. Compelling and convincing from beginning to end. Tim Parks
This is a novel of great brilliance and subtlety. It contains scenes of enveloping psychological force . . . its extraordinary last section suggesting that fulfillment of long-standing aspirations can arrive, unanticipated, in late middle-age. Paul Binding
I have rarely been so captivated by a voice. The plot of this unusual novel is simple, but its power is mysterious. Gerbrand Bakker s tone and language make the despondent yet valiant narrator utterly authentic and the plain rural setting mesmerizing. The family drama has the quality of myth, yet remains rooted in daily reality, so much so that I responded with the innocent surrender of a child reader: I had lived on that Dutch farm and shared the characters tragedies and small triumphs. This is a book that restores one s faith in meticulous realism. Lynne Sharon
Schwartz I found The Twin, by Gerbrand Bakker, sitting on a coffee table at a writers' colony in 2009. I finished it, weeping, a day later, and have been puzzling over its powerful hold on me ever since. I've recommended it again and again. Amy Waldman, All Things Considered, NPR
This is a quiet book, humble in tone, with a fine, self-deprecating humour [ ] It leaves the reader touched and with the impression of having seen and smelled the ever-damp Dutch platteland. " Times Literary Supplement""

WINNER - THE IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD
A novel of restrained tenderness and laconic humor. --J.M. Coetzee
Stealthy, seductive story-telling that draws you into a world of silent rage and quite unexpected relationships. Compelling and convincing from beginning to end. --Tim Parks
This is a novel of great brilliance and subtlety. It contains scenes of enveloping psychological force . . . its extraordinary last section suggesting that fulfillment of long-standing aspirations can arrive, unanticipated, in late middle-age. --Paul Binding
I have rarely been so captivated by a voice. The plot of this unusual novel is simple, but its power is mysterious. Gerbrand Bakker's tone and language make the despondent yet valiant narrator utterly authentic and the plain rural setting mesmerizing. The family drama has the quality of myth, yet remains rooted in daily reality, so much so that I responded with the innocent surrender of a child reader: I had lived on that Dutch farm and shared the characters' tragedies and small triumphs. This is a book that restores one's faith in meticulous realism. --Lynne Sharon
Schwartz I found The Twin, by Gerbrand Bakker, sitting on a coffee table at a writers' colony in 2009. I finished it, weeping, a day later, and have been puzzling over its powerful hold on me ever since. I've recommended it again and again. --Amy Waldman, All Things Considered, NPR
This is a quiet book, humble in tone, with a fine, self-deprecating humour [...] It leaves the reader touched and with the impression of having seen and smelled the ever-damp Dutch platteland. --Times Literary Supplement

WINNER - THE IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD

A novel of restrained tenderness and laconic humor. --J.M. Coetzee

Stealthy, seductive story-telling that draws you into a world of silent rage and quite unexpected relationships. Compelling and convincing from beginning to end. --Tim Parks

This is a novel of great brilliance and subtlety. It contains scenes of enveloping psychological force . . . its extraordinary last section suggesting that fulfillment of long-standing aspirations can arrive, unanticipated, in late middle-age. --Paul Binding

I have rarely been so captivated by a voice. The plot of this unusual novel is simple, but its power is mysterious. Gerbrand Bakker's tone and language make the despondent yet valiant narrator utterly authentic and the plain rural setting mesmerizing. The family drama has the quality of myth, yet remains rooted in daily reality, so much so that I responded with the innocent surrender of a child reader: I had lived on that Dutch farm and shared the characters' tragedies and small triumphs. This is a book that restores one's faith in meticulous realism. --Lynne Sharon

Schwartz I found The Twin, by Gerbrand Bakker, sitting on a coffee table at a writers' colony in 2009. I finished it, weeping, a day later, and have been puzzling over its powerful hold on me ever since. I've recommended it again and again. --Amy Waldman, All Things Considered, NPR

This is a quiet book, humble in tone, with a fine, self-deprecating humour [...] It leaves the reader touched and with the impression of having seen and smelled the ever-damp Dutch platteland. --Times Literary Supplement

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