Craving

By Esther Gerritsen

The relationship between Coco and her mother Elisabeth is uneasy, to say the least. Running into each other by chance, Elisabeth casually tells Coco that she is terminally ill. When Coco moves in with her mother in order to take care of her, aspects of their troubled relationship come to the fore once again. Elisabeth tries her best to conform to the image of a caring mother, but struggles to deal with Coco’s erratic behaviour and unpredictable moods.…
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The relationship between Coco and her mother Elisabeth is uneasy, to say the least. Running into each other by chance, Elisabeth casually tells Coco that she is terminally ill. When Coco moves in with her mother in order to take care of her, aspects of their troubled relationship come to the fore once again. Elisabeth tries her best to conform to the image of a caring mother, but struggles to deal with Coco’s erratic behaviour and unpredictable moods.

'With its deceptively simple but extraordinary language and its sophisticated humour, Craving is a small gem amongst recent Dutch literature.'—Herman Koch, author of The Dinner

Esther Gerritsen

Esther Gerritsen (the Netherlands) is an established novelist and playwright. Her successful novel Craving was published in English last year and shortlisted for the Vondel Prize. Roxy was nominated for the Dutch Libris Literature Prize and film rights have been sold.

Language

Nederlands

Format

Paperback

Genre

Vertaalde literaire roman, novelle

ISBN

9789462380073

Original Title

Dorst

Year of publication

2015

Date of publication 8 January 2015