‘That smell of wet chalk, which you can taste on the back of your tongue, will be with you for a long time. You will move at least nine more times. Everything you currently own, you will lose. Everything that seems valuable will disappear. Some things you will gradually lose sight of, some you will very deliberately sell off to buy food or cigarettes, some you will burn, give away, leave behind. You want to shout but you can’t because there’s a hand around your throat.’
In his debut novel The Edges, screenwriter Angelo Tijssens shows us a child scarred by fear, an adolescent discovering his urges and a man who no longer dares to ask for love. In incantatory prose, Tijssens shows us a present that is ruled by a past in this overwhelming and chilling debut.