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The 4 best books of the week

The best out of the boekenoogst of the past few weeks: five leaders you should not forget. Selected by Veerle Vanden Bosch, chef De Standaard der Letteren.

1

White – Han Kang

A winter meditation on the color white


A beautiful reflection on transience – of people and of cities.

Who is it for? You were also enchanted by the with the Man Booker International Prize-winning ‘The vegetarian’.
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2

Winter – Ali Smith

Part 2 in Smith’s quartet about the seasons


A subtle novel about political resistance. And about much more.

Who is it for? You would like to meet with one of the most original writers of the time.
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3

Last friends – Jane Gardam

Witty and serious at the same time


Clever novel about youth, friendship, ageing and death. The conclusion of a trilogy.

Who is it for? If you have previously ‘An impeccable man ” and ” A loyal woman’ will be read.
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4

The best of all possible worlds – Riikka Pulkkinen

Tragedy in stereo


Actress Aurelia and director Joachim are both scarred by childhood trauma, which she overcome against the background of the fall of the Wall.

Who is it for? You love the beautiful phrases and images from Pulkkinen.
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