In this atmospheric and mythical work, a mother and daughter are fiercely attached and then violently separated.

Sarah isolates Gretel from the rest of the world by raising her in a desolate riverboat community. Having almost no visitors, the two of them live in their own world and create their own language.

Everything Under is a contemporary retelling of the Oedipus myth, but it also plays with language, memories and the power of imagination.

Everything Under was shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker prize in 2018.

If you like Everything Under, you may like Johnson’s latest work, Sisters.

Chantal W.