Craving (US edition)

By Esther Gerritsen

‘Cool, sparse, and delicious, Esther Gerritsen’s Craving hits all the right notes. This is an author who is unafraid of both complex characters and complex emotion (Thank God ).’–Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones

Elisabeth is dying. Coco jumps at this chance to prove her love, and promptly moves in with her deteriorating mother. A venture that quickly sends both parties spiraling out of control. Alongside a supporting cast of ex-bosses, ex-husbands, and (soon to be ex) boyfriends, the two…
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Language

English

Format

Paperback

Genre

Literary novel

ISBN

9781642860023

Translator(s)

Michele Hutchison

Pages

192

Original Title

Dorst

Year of publication

2018

Date of publication 2 October 2018

‘Craving is a funny, angry, feminist novel which ends up offering some deep insights into the ways women process emotions — or fail to process them — during difficult times.’ —New York Times    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/09/books/review/craving-esther-gerritsen-bus-thursday-shirley-barrett.html

‘Gerritsen shows an almost surgical ability to slice to the bare nerves of difficult human relationships, in a precise and spare voice.’ —Daily Mail

‘The lives of others, in all their peculiarity, are given sympathetic scrutiny in this diverting European oddity, in cool prose and naturalistic dialogue.’ —Kirkus Reviews

‘Cool, sparse, and delicious, Esther Gerritsen’s Craving hits all the right notes. This is an author who is unafraid of both complex characters and complex emotion (Thank God!).’—Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones

‘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. Photo: © Paulina Szafranska