We Had to Remove This Post


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5.3 X 7.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

HANNA BERVOETS is the author of seven novels in the Netherlands and the recipient of the Frans Kellendonk Prize. She was also a resident at Art Omi: Writers in New York. We Had to Remove This Post is her first book to be translated into English. She lives in Amsterdam with her girlfriend and two guinea pigs.


"This novel gives us an acid glimpse into a new form of labor existing today, a job that extracts an immeasurable psychic toll. Fascinating and disturbing." -- Ling Ma, author of Severance

"We Had To Remove This Post is one of the most fascinating books I've read in years. Hanna Bervoets has created an astonishing and compelling cast of characters, drawn together through circumstance, separated by the same. The novel is fast-paced and thrilling, violent and nightmarish and grief-stricken, but also tender and wildly moving. A brilliant peek behind the curtains at what happens when we put our trust in social media. Believe me when I say you've never read anything like it. -- Kristen Arnett, New York Times-bestselling author of Mostly Dead Things and With Teeth

The dank underside of social media, its cruelty and delusions, have become, our shared affliction. It needed an accomplished novelist to explore humanely the damage. Hanna Bervoets has richly obliged in this superbly poised, psychologically astute and subtle novel of mental unravelling. At its wonderful, hallucinatory climax, Kayleigh, the shattered protagonist, asks on our behalf the one true question, and the spellbound reader will usefully struggle for an answer. -- Ian McEwan

"Powerful, discussable, and a harbinger of a voice-in-translation to watch." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Scathing, darkly humorous exploration of the impact of VR, IRL... Bervoets just gets it. This is, unironically, a novel for our time." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)