The Twin

By: Bakker, Gerbrand

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Book Condition: Fine


343pp. 6" x 7.25". Signed on special area of the rear cover by author and translator (David Colmer). This is Volume 11 in the Powell's Books Indiespensable series, and this is copy #2 of 850 numbered/signed copies. Book is tight and unread and jacket is Brodart protected. "The Twin" appeared in Dutch in 2006 and was awarded the Golden Dog-Ear, a prize for the best-selling literary debut in the Netherlands.


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When his twin brother is killed in a car accident, Helmer is obliged to give up university to take over his brother's role on the small family farm, resigning himself to spending the rest of his days "with his head under a cow." The novel begins thirty years later with Helmer moving his invalid father upstairs out of the way, so that he can redecorate the downstairs, finally making it his own. Then Riet, the woman who had once been engaged to marry Helmer's twin, appears and asks if her troubled eighteen-year-old son could come live on the farm for a while. Ostensibly a novel about the countryside, The Twin ultimately poses difficult questions about solitude and the possibility of taking life into one's own hands. It chronicles a way of life that has resisted modernity, a world culturally apart yet laden with familiar longing.

Title: The Twin

Author Name: Bakker, Gerbrand

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: Brooklyn, Archipelago Books: 2009

ISBN Number: 0980033020

ISBN Number 13: 9780980033021

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000992

Keywords: Collectible - Like New; First Edition; Signed; Dust Jacket - Like New,