Nanne Tepper The Happy Hunting Grounds

ISBN 13: 9780002257992

The Happy Hunting Grounds

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9780002257992: The Happy Hunting Grounds

Swift’s Waterland soaks into McEwan’s Cement Garden in this shocking and intense debut.

Incest, madness & romance in the peat.

Steeped in an unearthly and unsettling fenland landscape, relationships like that between Victor and his teen sister tend to mist up the perspectives of the ‘normal’.

Steamy, sensuous, atmospheric and ripe with longing and loneliness.

From the no-man’s-land between sea and soil in north-east Holland comes an outstanding book from an author who promises to be one of the first European literary stars of the new century.

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‘An astonishing first novel. Here, out of the blue, we have a young man who proves to be a full blown writer from his first novel. The book has great style, tight structure and a haunting narrative. It’s all there, complete full grown craftmanship... a born writer who will be one of the most important Dutch authors of his generation.’
marcel moring, author of The Great Longing

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Incest, madness & romance in the peat

Swift’s 'Waterland' soaks into McEwan’s 'Cement Garden' in this shocking and intense debut.

Can an incestuous relationship ever be a happy one?

Steeped in an unearthly and unsettling fenland landscape, relationships like that between Victor and his teen sister tend to mist up the perspectives of the ‘normal’.

A decade on, Victor arrives in Paris to write a book about Kerouac. ‘All he possessed was his past, a writer’s greatest treasure. While not wanting to repudiate it, he aspired to the grandeur of loss.’ And it is there, in the security and oppressiveness of his childhood, in the lonely fens of Groningen, that Victor’s dark treasure lies – an oppresiveness symbolized by the alcoholism of his father – and of his incestuous love for his younger sister Lisa.

Steamy, sensuous, atmospheric and ripe with longing and loneliness.

From the no-man’s-land between sea and soil in north-east Holland comes an outstanding book from an author who promises to be one of the first European literary stars of the new century.

“An astonishing first novel. Here, out of the blue, we have a young man who proves to be a full blown writer from his first novel. The book has great style, tight structure and a haunting narrative. It’s all there, complete full grown craftmanship… a born writer who will be one of the most important Dutch authors of his generation.”
MARCEL MORING, author of 'The Great Longing'

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Book Description Book Condition: New. Ships From Canada. 247 Pages. Book Description: Incest, madness & romance in the peat. Can an incestuous relationship ever be a happy one? Steeped in an unearthly and unsettling fenland landscape, relationships like that between Victor and his teen sister tend to mist up the perspectives of the normal. A decade on, Victor arrives in Paris to write a book about Kerouac. All he possessed was his past, a writer s greatest treasure. While not wanting to repudiate it, he aspired to the grandeur of loss. And it is there, in the security and oppressiveness of his childhood, in the lonely fens of Groningen, that Victor s dark treasure lies an oppresiveness symbolized by the alcoholism of his father and of his incestuous love for his younger sister Lisa. From the no-man s-land between sea and soil in north-east Holland comes an outstanding book from an author who promises to be one of the first European literary stars of the new century. Steamy, sensuous, atmospheric and ripe with longing and. Bookseller Inventory # 8624295547

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Tepper, Nanne
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Book Description Flamingo, 1999. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 247 Pages. Book Description: Incest, madness & romance in the peat. Can an incestuous relationship ever be a happy one? Steeped in an unearthly and unsettling fenland landscape, relationships like that between Victor and his teen sister tend to mist up the perspectives of the ‘normal’. A decade on, Victor arrives in Paris to write a book about Kerouac. ‘All he possessed was his past, a writer’s greatest treasure. While not wanting to repudiate it, he aspired to the grandeur of loss.’ And it is there, in the security and oppressiveness of his childhood, in the lonely fens of Groningen, that Victor’s dark treasure lies – an oppresiveness symbolized by the alcoholism of his father – and of his incestuous love for his younger sister Lisa. From the no-man’s-land between sea and soil in north-east Holland comes an outstanding book from an author who promises to be one of the first European literary stars of the new century. Steamy, sensuous, atmospheric and ripe with longing and loneliness. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. About the Author: Nanne Tepper was born in 1962. He is Holland’s David Foster Wallace – the languid, half-Cobain/half-Cocker frontman of ‘The Diseases’. He, his music and his writing all come from a peculiar, other-worldly corner of the country around Groningen. Imagine if Morrissey had come from the Fenlands, and you’ll be half-way there. With his first book, he caused a sensation – it is widely regarded as the best debut this decade. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Bookseller Inventory # 0001609

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