Roxy

By Esther Gerritsen

Roxy learns that her husband has been killed in a car crash–along with his mistress. At just twenty-seven, she finds herself left with their daughter, their house, their car, his assistant, the babysitter and the shame of this inglorious end to their marriage. Her family tries to take care of her, but Roxy is not looking for consolation—she is looking for revenge. If only she knew how to get it.…
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Roxy learns that her husband has been killed in a car crash--along with his mistress. At just twenty-seven, she finds herself left with their daughter, their house, their car, his assistant, the babysitter and the shame of this inglorious end to their marriage. Her family tries to take care of her, but Roxy is not looking for consolation—she is looking for revenge. If only she knew how to get it.

'Esther Gerritsen is the kind of writer whose entire oeuvre you want to read after reading just one book, or no, after reading even just one page.' —Herman Koch, author of The Dinner

'A novel you devour in one sitting: elegiac, beautiful and very strong.'―The Daily Mail on Craving

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.

LanguageDutch
FormatPaperback
ISBN

9789462380646

Translator(s)

Michele Hutchison

Original Title

Roxy

Year of publication

2016

Date of publication21 April 2016