The Evenings (Paperback)
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The Evenings (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 05/10/2017
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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 streets 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.

'A masterpiece... What can I say that will put this book where it belongs, in readers' hands and minds?... Reve keeps the reader breathless right through to the grand finale.' -- Tim Parks, Guardian

'Should cause many readers to revise their opinions of The Catcher in the Rye. In all fairness to Salinger, The Evenings is so much better.' -- Irish Times

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782273011
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“Give it a shot ”

What brilliant book. Considering The Evenings is essentially a book about boredom I felt completely transfixed and fascinated with the character of Frits at all times. I'd recommend this book for fans of The... More

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“Beautifully Restless”

The Evenings are long, and Fritz wanders through the shadows, life is tiring, boring, where is it happening? He is sure something must be going on in this city. A celebration of the mundane, of huddling around small... More

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