Ten White Geese

By Gerbrand Bakker; David Colmer (Translator)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143122678, 230pp.)

Publication Date: February 26, 2013

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Description
Have you ever wanted to disappear and make a new life for yourself where no one knows your name?
""Ten White Geese""is the eagerly anticipated, internationally bestselling new novel by the winner of the world's richest literary prize for a single work of fiction. Fans of Per Petterson's ""Out Stealing Horses ""or Paul Harding's ""Tinkers""may find in "Ten White Geese" a new novel to fall in love with.

A woman rents a remote farm in rural Wales. She says her name is Emilie. An Emily Dickinson scholar, she has fled Amsterdam, having just confessed to an affair. On the farm she finds ten geese. One by one they disappear. Who is this woman? Will her husband manage to find her? The young man who stays the night: why won't he leave? And the vanishing geese?
Set against a stark and pristine landscape, and with a seductive blend of solace and menace, this novel of stealth intrigue summons from a woman's silent longing fugitive moments of profound beauty and compassion.




About the Author
Gerbrand Bakker (b. 1962) studied Dutch language and literature and worked as a subtitler for nature films before becoming a gardener. [The Twin], his first adult novel, appeared in Dutch in 2006 and was awarded the Golden Dog-Ear, a prize for the best-selling literary debut.

DAVID COLMER is an independent writer and translator. He translates Dutch literature in a wide range of genres. His nonfiction translations include Living Dangerously: A Biography of Joris Ivens and Formula One Fanatic.
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