Previously published in
- Czech Republic
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About the book
René Catrijsse, deserter in a colonial war, returns to his Flemish village in 1967. His arrival unleashes a series of puzzling incidents. Twenty years later René’s brother, Noël, tells a mysterious former police com-missioner his gruesome fairy-tale of guilt and love.
The Rumours was crowned with both the European Aristeion Prize and the Libris Literature Prize in 1997, and is considered a highpoint in the impressive oeuvre of this Flemish language-virtuoso. Along with a few selected titles, The Rumours was re-published earlier this year in honour of their author, who passed away ten years ago.