The Friendshipby Connie Palmen
It was in the village school playground that Kit first laid eyes on Ara and determined that they were to become best friends. Kit was ten, Ara two years older. If Kit was a scrawny little girl, quick and dynamic, Ara was large, slow, and deliberate. Kit's "greatest joy was thinking and then putting thoughts into words"; Ara was the silent, physical one, and given her instinctive rapport with animals, it was little wonder that she grew up to become a dog trainer. The story of their friendship is told through the eyes of Kit, and it shows with astonishing precision just how a person, especially someone growing up, is a battleground on which obsessive claims of the mind, addictions, and instincts strive for domination.
The Friendship, which was the winner of the AKO Literature Prize and sold more than 400,000 copies in Holland, is written with deceptive simplicity and a beautifully sustained tension.
Connie Palmen was born in Holland in 1955. She studied philosophy and literature at Amsterdam University and started her writing career early. The Friendship is her second novel.
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