Sunday February 23, 2020

Tranquillity and tension generate a quiet triumph

The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker. Harvill Secker, €16.35. Reviewed by Nadine O'Regan.

12th May, 2012
Gerbrand Bakker has written a still, meditative work that gathers force almost imperceptibly.

The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker


Gerbrand Bakker first came to major-league attention in 2010, when his novel The Twin won the richest prize in contemporary literature, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, in the process netting Bakker a purse of €100,000.

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