The Resource Falling, Anne Provoost ; translated by John Nieuwenhuizen

Falling, Anne Provoost ; translated by John Nieuwenhuizen

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Falling
Title
Falling
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Anne Provoost ; translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
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eng
Summary
Falling in love...falling under the influence...falling into temptation...falling ill...falling apart...falling from grace. Lucas has no idea there are so many painful ways to fall. Through a long summer of oppressive heat and suspense, Lucas becomes aware of many things he does not understand. What can his grandfather have done during the war to provoke such hostility in his own home town? Why is there growing crime and tension in the neighbourhood? What is his attitude to immigrants and refugees? How should he respond to his new friend, Benoit, whose arguments confuse and compel him, or to Caitlin, with her enigmatic ways and her beautiful, sad dancing? And how should he act when the crisis comes? A deep, disturbing book about the inexorable influence of the past on the present, the seductive power of extreme nationalism and racism, the complexities of moral and political choice, and the gulf between intentions and consequences; a haunting story of love, fear, anger and forgiveness. Falling was first published in Belgium and has won six major literary awards, topped bestseller lists and been translated into many languages. This twentieth-anniversary edition shows that its themes of nationalism, neo-fascism and immigration are as relevant as ever
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Belgian writer ANNE PROVOOST is the author of a series of provocative novels that examine topics as varied as right-wing extremism, sexual abuse, and religion through the eyes of young protagonists. Falling was made into an English- language feature film. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature and a member of PEN. Her novels have been published in eighteen different languages. JOHN NIEUWENHUIZEN is an Australian-based, award-winning translator of Dutch and Flemish literature. In 2007, John was awarded the NSW Premier's Translation Prize and PEN Medallion. In 2015 he was recognised with an IBBY Australia Honour Book award for Translation for his translation of Nine Open Arms by Benny Lindelauf.
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Falling, Anne Provoost ; translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
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Falling, Anne Provoost ; translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
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First published as Vallen in Belgium by Houtekiet/Fontein in 1995
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Edition
20th anniversary edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781760633981
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(OCoLC)989726657

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