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The Twin – Gerbrand Bakker

In Review on October 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I just wanted to share this review by Tottenville Reviews:

“I first heard the name Gerbrand Bakker this spring in Fenway Park. The Red Sox were playing Tampa Bay, and the Dutch Fulbright student sitting beside me was raving about a novel called Boven is het Stil. Perhaps like most people who are barely familiar with Benelux literature, I was expecting him to name something by Gerrit Achterberg. When he didn’t, I let Gerbrand Bakker’s name slip from my mind. But now, having read The Twin, David Colmer’s spell-binding translation of Boven is het Stil, I am beginning to understand the excitement around Bakker’s new IMPAC Dublin award-winning novel set in the damp and muck of a North Holland farm.”


The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker

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