Shadow Child

Shadow Child

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'Missing word. A woman who buries her husband is called a widow, a man left behind without his wife, a widower. A child without parents is an orphan. But what do you call the father and mother of a child that has died?' After the death of his little girl, P.F. Thomese found himself in deathly silent rooms, among words not yet experienced that he still had to learn to write. 'If she still exists anywhere, then it's in language.' Shadow Child is the moving story of this search for words. It is a breath-taking tribute to a deceased daughter, at once a declaration of love, elegy and self-examination. An entire life is turned upside down, its meaning has to be more

Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Dutch; Flemish
  • 074757393X
  • 9780747573937
  • 2,167,374

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'A literary monument to mourning. Unsentimental and unvarnished.' NRC HADELSBLAD 'What a heartbreakingly high price had to be paid for this brilliant book.' VRIJ NEDERLANDshow more

About P. F. Thomese

P. F. Thomese (1958) won the AKO literature prize for his debut Zuidland (Southland) in 1991. He has written novels (including The Sixth Act), novellas and short more

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3 21% (114)
2 8% (44)
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