Purification of Tom Lanoye | Hardcover 240 pages
Gideon Rottier is a loner with a speech and an extraordinary appeal. He cleaned house after a fire, flood or suicide.
His new colleague, a fugitive named Youssef, saves his life. In return, promised Gideon care to take on for Youssef's family, in a world that seems to be hostile and violent by the day
Purification is Lanoye thoroughbred:. Virtuoso of language and populated with unforgettable characters fight each other and love, against the background of 'a worn and decomposing continent
a hard and heavy book for hard and violent times
About Happy Slaves:..
for Gourmet' ** *** NRC Handelsblad
Fierce-intelligent '**** Standard
' Intoxicating '***** Volkskrant
"Poignant and memorable' **** the Standard
"A resurrection of allure" **** De Volkskrant
"Un tour de force splendide Le Monde
Tom Lanoye (1958) is known as the author of bestsellers as Speechless, the third marriage, to war and cardboard boxes. There is work translated from him in more than fifteen languages and six of his novels were made into movies. In 2014 he received the Constantijn Huygens Prize for his work.