We and Me

By Saskia de Coster

On a private estate near the top of a mountain lives the Vandersanden family. Neurotic, aristocratic Mieke grooms her carpets while keeping a close eye on her family and her neighbours. Her husband, the self-made man Stefaan, is building up a career in a pharmaceutical company which is threatened by scandal. Daughter Sarah, overprotected by her parents and curious for the real life, is finding her own path; like a contemporary Madame Bovary or an Anna Karenina, she longs for…
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On a private estate near the top of a mountain lives the Vandersanden family. Neurotic, aristocratic Mieke grooms her carpets while keeping a close eye on her family and her neighbours. Her husband, the self-made man Stefaan, is building up a career in a pharmaceutical company which is threatened by scandal. Daughter Sarah, overprotected by her parents and curious for the real life, is finding her own path; like a contemporary Madame Bovary or an Anna Karenina, she longs for freedom and individuality. But will she find an escape from the claustrophobic family dramas and secrets that surround her?

‘The Great Flemish Novel is not dead. It has just been written by Saskia de Coster. We and Me is a novel that will haunt me for a long time. Excellent and unforgettable.’—HERMAN KOCH, author of The Dinner

Saskia de Coster

Saskia de Coster (Belgium) is the author of seven novels, which have been described as haunting, appealing and unforgettable. Her bestseller We and Me has won the Cutting Edge Award, the Opzij Literature Prize and has been nominated for the BNG-Literature Award, the Golden Owl, the AKO Literature Prize and the Libris Prize, and sold over 40,000 copies in the Netherlands and Belgium. Her work has been translated into ten languages.