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A Beautiful Young Wife

Translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
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ABOUT
THE BOOK

‘He had never married and had never been with one woman for long; he had always remained a collector of first times.’

Edward Landauer, a brilliant scientist in his forties, meets a beautiful young woman. She is the love of his life and, when the two marry, he is the happiest man in the world. But Ruth’s beauty and youth cannot stop him growing older. After the birth of their long-awaited son, the ‘happiness, delicate like filigree’ turns into something new, and Edward no longer recognises his great romance nor the woman who induced it.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Tommy
Wieringa

Tommy Wieringa was born in 1967 and grew up partly in the Netherlands, partly in the tropics. He began his writing career with travel stories and journalism and is the author of two previous novels, one of which was awarded Holland’s Halewijn prize and nominated for the AKO Literature Prize.

Tommy Wieringa was born in 1967 and grew up partly in the Netherlands, partly in the tropics. He began his writing career with travel stories and journalism and is the author of two previous novels, one of which was awarded Holland’s Halewijn prize and nominated for the AKO Literature Prize.

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Sam
Garrett

SAM GARRETT has translated some 50 novels and works of nonfiction. He has won prizes and appeared on shortlists for some of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, and is the only translator to have twice won the British Society of Authors’ Vondel Prize for Dutch-English translation.

SAM GARRETT has translated some 50 novels and works of nonfiction. He has won prizes and appeared on shortlists for some of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, and is the only translator to have twice won the British Society of Authors’ Vondel Prize for Dutch-English translation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/08/2016
Country
Netherlands
Original Language
Dutch
Publisher
Scribe Publications
Translator
Sam Garrett
Translation
Translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

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