Man Booker International Prize 2016

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A Whole Life

Roman Robert Seethaler, 2015

An exquisite novel about a simple life, it has already demonstrated its power to move thousands of readers with a message of solace and truth. It looks at the moments, big and small, that make us what we are.

Tweede Wereldoorlog, Oostenrijk, liefde+

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The Four Books

Roman Yan Lianke, 2015

In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling labour camp, the Author, Musician, Scholar, Theologian and Technician - and hundreds just like them - are undergoing Re-education, to restore their revolutionary zeal and credentials.

China, revolutie, cultuur+

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The Story of the Lost Child

Roman Elena Ferrante, 2015

One of the major publishing events of 2015, this dazzling saga of two women - the brilliant Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila - firmly establishes the Neapolitan Quartet as perhaps the most significant work to date of the 21st century.

vriendschap, Italië, verlies+

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A General Theory of Oblivion

Roman José Eduardo Agualusa , 2015

A General Theory of Oblivion is a wild patchwork of a novel that tells the story of Angola through Ludo, a woman who bricks herself into her apartment on the eve of Angolan independence. But the outside world seeps in, through snippets on the radio, voices from next door.

Angola, vriendschap+

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The Vegetarian

Roman Han Kang, 2015

Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares.

Zuid-Korea, vegetariër, traditie+

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A Strangeness in My Mind

Roman Orhan Pamuk, 2015

A Strangeness In My Mind is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years. It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul.

liefde, filosofie, Turkije+

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