Lieneke Dijkzeu ~ De Geur van Regen

A pale white neck and a face covered by shiny dark red hair.

Author
Lieneke Dijkzeu
Title
De Geur van Regen (The Smell of Rain)
Cover design
Roald Triebels, Amsterdam
Cover illustration
Philipp Nemenz/Stone+/Getty Images
Publisher
Ambo Anthos
Publication date
2009

That same memorable image is used for two slightly varying covers – side by side you can see the differences in text colour and positioning plus a scratched, aged effect on the title box. It’s also more apparent on the right hand cover that it’s the face covered by hair (rather than the back of the head) since the collar bone is more visible.
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When I first saw this cover it reminded me of Magritte’s painting The Lovers.
A suited man and a woman stand

Alternative covers

The other, lesser known cover uses a stock image and is far less effective than the two above:
A probably dead woman lies on sunbaked clay, her long, wavy red hair fanned around her pale face.

Miscellany

The stock image on the alternate cover was also used for the Tiffany Truitt cover, Naturals.
A probably dead woman lies on sunbaked clay, her long, wavy red hair fanned around her pale face.

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