The Discomfort of Evening

A bestseller in the Netherlands, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld’s radical debut novel The Discomfort of Evening offers readers a rare vision of rural and religious life in the Netherlands.

Author: Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1644451301

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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WINNER OF THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE A stark and gripping tale of childhood grief from one of the most exciting new voices in Dutch literature Ten-year-old Jas lives with her strictly religious parents and her siblings on a dairy farm where waste and frivolity are akin to sin. Despite the dreary routine of their days, Jas has a unique way of experiencing her world: her face soft like cheese under her mother’s hands; the texture of green warts, like capers, on migrating toads in the village; the sound of “blush words” that aren’t in the Bible. One icy morning, the disciplined rhythm of her family’s life is ruptured by a tragic accident, and Jas is convinced she is to blame. As her parents’ suffering makes them increasingly distant, Jas and her siblings develop a curiosity about death that leads them into disturbing rituals and fantasies. Cocooned in her red winter coat, Jas dreams of “the other side” and of salvation, not knowing where this dreaming will finally lead her. A bestseller in the Netherlands, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld’s radical debut novel The Discomfort of Evening offers readers a rare vision of rural and religious life in the Netherlands. In it, they ask: In the absence of comfort and care, what can the mind of a child invent to protect itself? And what happens when that is not enough? With stunning psychological acuity and images of haunting, violent beauty, Rijneveld has created a captivating world of language unlike any other.

The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings

The discomfort of their abode , the horror of being prisoners , the separation from
the King and his family , the severity which this separation seemed to foreshadow
to themselves — all these made them seriously uneasy , especially the poor ...

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The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church

the courage to face the very rough journey from the sea - coast , and the
discomfort of having to lodge in some wretched native hut , or else in a tent .
Nevertheless , sundry helpless cripples were carried up , and after a course of
baths , taken ...

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THE MONTHLY PACKET OF EVENING READING

When Edgar found that the unhappy occurrence at Pau was known, he asked
eagerly after Alice, blessing the ... had never seen a spark of even animal
yearning towards the infant, only angry impatience of the discomfort and
inconvenience, ...

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Virginia Woolf s Ethics of the Short Story

Although the conversation does take place , it is constantly interrupted by
references to the external world — draughts , lost glasses , the discomfort of
evening dress , modern print , rheumatism , etc. — which keeps impinging on the
professor's ...

Author: Christine Reynier

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

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This book throws new light on Woolfs short stories by showing how they enact conversations between the self and other, whether between characters or between writer and reader. Tracing Woolfs own theory of the short story, this new study demonstrates how these works become a site of resistance against social and cultural norms.

the monthly packet of evening readings for members of the english church

Nature imperatively claimed a solạce which could not have been safely divined ,
and such was the relief that soon the head was hopefully uplifted , the young
voice rang out in its most playful chimes , and Columba dwelt less on the
discomfort ...

Author: charlotte m. yonge

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Women s Health Handbook

NIGHT SWEATS | Hand - held fan | Lavender water Bowl of tepid water We know
from research that night sweat is a ... Washcloth Sponge Relief from night sweats
Cooling yourself with tepid water will help ease the discomfort of night sweats .

Author: Miriam Stoppard

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789475589

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 424

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A practical, clear, and no-nonsense approach to all aspects of women's health ranges from balanced diets and exercise to breast health and menopause, from a leading and well-respected authority on childcare and women's health. Original.

Complete Guide to Pain Relief

As the cancer advances, symptoms may include: • Vague but persistent pelvic
pain or pressure, abdominal discomfort, ... are unable to take estrogen, you can
minimize the discomfort of night sweats by lowering the thermostat in your
bedroom, ...

Author: Reader's Digest Association

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780762102785

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Describes the nature of pain, discusses both conventional and alternative pain-relief therapies, and includes common pain syndromes for all parts of the body.

Conditions of Employment and Related Problems in the Textile Industry in Countries in the Course of Industrialisation

Their introduction therefore raises problems of providing special transport and
canteen facilities , and of increased remuneration for the discomfort of night work
. Since the employment of women and young persons at night is prohibited in
most ...

Author: International Labour Office

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The Spectator

... at night—two degrees below freezing-point—that the outside of the tents were
thickly incrusted with ice, and the officers and men, unable to sleep for cold, were
to be seen Add to the discomfort of cold the constant night-alarms of the enemy, ...

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Illinois Engineer

Detroit has found that such improvement in illumination on 31 miles of main
thoroughfare reduced the night - to - day fatality ratio ... The reasons for this
condition involve an awareness on the part of motorists of night hazards and
discomfort .

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Bobby Boutflour

I apologized to my host explaining I mistook him for a work - a - day farmer and
had no idea that I had been invited to a formal dinner party . He did his best to put
me at ease , I forgot my discomfort and enjoyed the evening , and I got to know ...

Author: Mary Boutflour

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The Atlantic Monthly

And, what's more, probably having a better time than I should if I were actually
there in the flesh. I have all the enjoyment of traveling with none of the discomfort.
And every night, if I like, I can go to a different place. Every five minutes, I should ...

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The knight and the dragon a legend

Oh ! he was a cunning man was Gaspard de Lunel , a very cunning man ; and he
had plotted marvellously well ; but ... For many days Gaspard de Lunel stayed on
in this little out - of - the - way hostel , seldom stirring abroad , except when the
shades of evening were deepening into ... would think over the past and the
future , until wearied in mind and body he would return to the discomfort of his
room .

Author: Harriet Gabourel

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A legend of the Hougue Bie de Hambie, in the island of Jersey.

Maryland Medical Journal

at my first visit , with a history of relief ment until the eleventh , eight days after
lasting about two hours , or less , after my first visit ... of the operation , and being
much imExamination of the urine drawn the proved , was able to perform the
irrigation night ... and the patient seemed I felt doubtful as to the property of any
well , save the discomfort of a large cysiocal treatment to the bladder , on account
tocele .

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Christian Advocate

42 OCTOBER 20 , 1967 PRICE 6d THE OLD CHINEE ! by Nellie Smith , Gowa
and Namiwawa PRAYER OF HIS HOLINESS ... Only five women had arrived the
first evening and all had a very uncomfortable night owing to the mosquitoes .

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Theatre Magazine

STYLES AFOOT acnow lace with is corset but reover OTHING new under the sun
, " runs the with a white embroidered dot finds a charming as silk ... but one surely
has never known the nightgowns trimmed with not afford the luxury of the silken
weave . anything just like the many novelties ... discomfort of the oldtime " stays .

Author: W. J. Thorold

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Notes on the Natural History of the Strait of Magellan and West Coast of Patagonia Made During the Voyage of H M S Nassau in the Years 1866 67 68 69

The night that succeeded is vividly impressed on my memory , by the extent of its
discomfort - a large earthenware jar containing a lizard ( Teguexin ) , in
methylated spirits , breaking in my cabin , so that I was almost suffocated , from
the ...

Author: Robert Oliver Cunningham

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All the Year Round

He had through the mists of evening , or flying kept the country side in mortal fear
for ten | like a shadow in the distant ... of the discomfort of such an arrangeado if
they turned their backs on their ment , the Maltby folk answered signi , colours .

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The Story of My Mission in South eastern Africa Comprising Some Account of the European Colonists

There was another source of discomfort , and indeed of some danger , connected
with this temporary place of worship . ... began to attend morning and evening
service on the Lord's day , and many of them likewise attended the week - night ...

Author: William Shaw

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Page: 576

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