My Heavenly Favourite

My Heavenly Favourite

Hardback Published on: 01/02/2024
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My Heavenly Favourite
Beautifully written and darkly disturbing
Thank you to the publishers for sending me an ARC! I knew going into this book that it was going to be a difficult read. Written from the perspective of... READ MORE
Charlotte  Fawdington
My Heavenly Favourite
The most wonderfully transgressive, bold, unsettling and upsetting piece of fiction published for a very long time, shocking in a manner art rarely dares t... READ MORE
John - Glasgow Silverburn


The electrifying new novel from the sensational bestselling winner of the International Booker Prize. I heard you laughing from time to time and you stayed lying there on the flattened hay, and after you left, your body's imprint was left behind, and I rested my hand on the dry blades of grass that were still slightly warm and I wanted to carry on feeling you forever, really I did, but everything changed when you began to speak to me, on 7 July to be precise. In the tempestuous summer of 2005, a 14-year-old farmer's daughter makes friends with the local veterinarian who looks after her father's cows. He has reached 'the biblical age of seven times seven' and is trying to escape trauma, while she is trying to escape into a world of fantasy. Their obsessive reliance on each other's stories builds into a terrifying trap, with a confession at the heart of it that threatens to rip their small community apart. Indelible, audacious and impossible-to-put-down, My Heavenly Favourite is powered by the paradoxical beauty of its prose. It confirms Rijneveld as one of the bravest and brilliant writers on the world stage.

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571375493
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 458g
  • Dimensions: 223 x 140 x 28 mm

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My Heavenly Favourite
A contemporary classic.
This is another truly extraordinary work from the highly gifted Lucas Rijneveld. Like "The Discomfort of Evening", there is much here to make the reader un... READ MORE
Andrew Hammond