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Post Mortem

Post Mortem

Emiel Steegman, an unknown writer with a handful of novels to his name, is due to have dinner with a group Estonian colleagues but cancels at the last moment “due to a somewhat difficult time for the family”.

A nasty feeling immediately comes over him: is he inviting trouble for his family in doing so? And what if a biographer stumbled on this? Would he not then suspect that something significant had happened in his life? The thought gives him a great idea for a new novel about a successful author, T, who becomes famous with an existential crime novel and increasingly worries about what his future biographer will write about him, so he withdraws entirely from public life.

But Steegman’s initial misgivings prove well founded. Because fate does strike. One afternoon, his daughter Renée falls asleep and it is impossible to wake her . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 1st October 2015

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9780857052742

Reviews

An ingenious, rich book, beautifully put together
Dagblad van het Noorden
Post Mortem is not only the blood-curdling account of a father in agony but also a novel about a writer. A peerlessly impressive novel. A True hall of mirrors
VPRO Gids