Shelter (Verzet): 7

Sanneke Van Hassel, Danny Guinan (Translator), Nathan Hamilton (Editor)

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These short stories address a number of important themes facing Dutch, and indeed European, society today; class, social mobility, multiculturalism, prejudice, loneliness, and urban sprawl, all in a prose style that is simultaneously atmospheric, topical, sympathetic, and frequently wonderfully descriptive. One story centres on the experiences of an immigrant from Cape Verde, while the second and third stories have white, middle-class Dutch as their main characters, then a short finale follows the thoughts of a homeless man as he traverses the city. These voices collectively capture a snapshot of our contemporary moment; each voice yearns, wonders, and worries at the world and their own place within it.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherStrangers Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-911343-33-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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