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The Resource The twin, Gerbrand Bakker ; translated by David Colmer

The twin, Gerbrand Bakker ; translated by David Colmer

Label
The twin
Title
The twin
Statement of responsibility
Gerbrand Bakker ; translated by David Colmer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Member of
Summary
When Henk's twin brother dies in a car accident, Helmer is obliged to return to the small family farm. He resigns himself to taking over his brother's role and spending the rest of his days 'with his head under a cow'. After his old, worn-out father has been transferred upstairs, Helmer sets about furnishing the rest of the house according to his own minimal preferences. 'A double bed and a duvet', advises Ada, who lives next door, with a sly look. Then Riet appears, the woman once engaged to marry his twin. Could Riet and her son live with him for a while, on the farm? Ostensibly a novel about the countryside, as seen through the eyes of a farmer, The Twin is, in the end, about the possibility or impossibility of taking life into one's own hands. It chronicles a way of life that has resisted modernity, is culturally apart, and yet riven with a kind of romantic longing.
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2010.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
334359
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bakker, Gerbrand
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Colmer, David
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farms
  • Twins
  • Netherlands
Target audience
adult
Label
The twin, Gerbrand Bakker ; translated by David Colmer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Boven is het stil. Amsterdam : Cossee, 2006
Control code
000042923506
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
283 p.
Isbn
9781921372254
Isbn Type
(pbk)
System control number
(OCoLC)241302117
Label
The twin, Gerbrand Bakker ; translated by David Colmer
Publication
Note
Translation of: Boven is het stil. Amsterdam : Cossee, 2006
Control code
000042923506
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
283 p.
Isbn
9781921372254
Isbn Type
(pbk)
System control number
(OCoLC)241302117

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