Thirty Days

by Annelies Verbeke (Author), Liz Waters (Translator)
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  • Protagonist Alphonse is a Senegalese immigrant who uproots his life in Brussels to become a handyman in a rural district in Flanders. Likeable and charismatic, people cannot help but reveal their secrets, desires and unexpected dreams to him.
  • Reminiscent of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • Subtly touches upon timely themes such as refugees and racism.
  • Annelies Verbeke is a writer of novels, short stories and essays whose 2003 literary debut was the much-acclaimed novel ‘Sleep!’, which sold over 75,000 copies.
  • Verbeke’s books have been translated in 24 countries.
  • Thirty Days has sold over 25,000 copies in Dutch and was the winner of the F. Bordewijk Prize for Best Novel, the NRC Book Award for Best Dutch-language Novel of the Year and the Opzij Literature Prize.
  • Incredible reviews in European media, especially in the UK and Ireland

  • Book details

    Publication date
    November 06, 2018