A woman rents a remote farm in rural Wales. She says her name is Emilie. An Emily Dickinson scholar, she has fled Amsterdam, having just confessed to an affair. On the farm she finds ten geese. One by one they disappear. Who is this woman? Will her husband manage to find her? The young man who stays the night: why won’t he leave? And the vanishing geese?
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Disappearing geese and an inexplicably hostile badger inhabit an otherwise eerily depopulated Welsh landscape in Bakkerâs second novel (after the award-winning The Twin), which probes the inner landscFeb 11 2013 | Read Full Review of Ten White Geese: A Novel
At times, this approach can frustrate: one scene involving Emilie’s husband also involves characters only designated as “the mother” and “the father” — a distancing device that seems out of sync with the realistic tone.Mar 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Ten White Geese: A Novel
This haunting, fearless, and heartbreaking novel about loss, loneliness, and grief by Dutch novelist Bakker, who won the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his debut, The Twin, begins with an unnamed middle-aged woman settling into a remote farmhouse in Wales. She is a professor o...Apr 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Ten White Geese: A Novel
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