Ten-year-old Jas has a far from idyllic childhood, but things only get worse for her family when her older brother dies. If I had to write a one line review for ‘The Discomfort of Evening’, it would be something on the lines of – striking visceral writing, but repetitive tedious story with unnecessarily graphic imagery and scenes involving children and animals.
Listen to my longer spoiler-free review of ‘The Discomfort of Evening’ on the latest podcast episode of ‘Abstract AF’. The novel Marieke Lucas Rijneveld had won the 2020 International Booker Prize, a fact I wasn’t aware of while buying the book. (It was on discount and the cover looked intriguing)