The Guard

The Guard

( Dutch - De bewaker - 2009 )

novel by Peter Terrin

translated by David Colmer

Published: Quercus - hardback - 2012
ISBN: 0857050877 / 9780857050878

Quercus - paperback - 2012
ISBN: 0857052195 / 9780857052193

Quercus - ebook - 2012
ISBN: 0857384341 / 9780857384348 ( Amazon - Kindle ASIN: B0089XJS58 )

This novel is set largely in the underground car park of a huge luxury apartment block. Two guards, manager Harry and narrator Michel, are there to ensure the occupants’ safety. They are never relieved, but once in a while ‘the organisation’ brings them new supplies. Their assumption that the outside world has been hit by major disaster or a war is strengthened when all residents save one flee the building. Entirely isolated and living in severe circumstances, they are nevertheless totally absorbed in their task.

European Union Literature Prize 2010

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