The Evenings

The Evenings
Titel: The Evenings
Auteur: Reve, Gerard
Bestelnr.: 9781782273011
Uitgever: Pushkin Press
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Voted the best Dutch novel of the 20th century by the Society of Dutch Litrature, this modern masterpiece takes the tiny triumphs and heartbreaks of our everyday lives and turns them into a work of profound beauty. The hardback edition sold 10K copies in its first two months of publication

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 - finds 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 Frits's life at the end 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.