The Happy Hunting Grounds by Nanne Tepper
Swift's Waterland soaks into McEwan's Cement Garden in this shocking and intense debut. Incest, madness & romance in the peat. Steeped in an unearthly and unsettling fenland landscape, relationships like that between Victor and his teen sister tend to mist up the perspectives of the 'normal'. Steamy, sensuous, atmospheric and ripe with longing and loneliness. From the no-man's-land between sea and soil in north-east Holland comes an outstanding book from an author who promises to be one of the first European literary stars of the new century.