Femke Brockhus / Femke Brockhus – Small Faltering Flights

Femke Brockhus – Small Faltering Flights

Femke Brockhus – Small Faltering Flights


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About the book

An architect and his wife, a writer, move to a remote location, a house on the edge of an old hamlet for which he designed a new village centre. She is hoping to be able to write there and create something extraordinary. But before long the silence and isolation begin to get to her. She becomes more and more absent-minded, withdraws from the world—and then vanishes without a trace, leaving him behind with their small daughter.

Femke Brockhus vividly describes the life of this young couple, one which always had cracks in its foundations. Small Faltering Flights is about being a parent, dealing with loss and the all-too-human yearning to disappear. A book that quietly sweeps you away.

'A beautiful, poetic novel. With all her pointed comparisons, Brockhus fulfills an elementary function of literature: to articulate the unspeakable.' ***** - NRC Handelsblad


Femke Brockhus (b. 1989) studied Modern Dutch Literature and teaches Dutch at a high school. Her debut novel, Let It Be Quiet, was published in 2017 to great critical acclaim and longlisted for the ANV Debut Novel Prize. Small Faltering Flights is her second novel.

© Keke Keukelaar

Additional book information

  • Novel
  • ISBN 9789403177717
  • Number of pages: 166
  • World rights: De Bezige Bij
  • Price: €21,99
  • English sample available