In this spare, taut tale of confinement and escape, complicity and exploitation, Tommy Wieringa explores the value and fragility of human life. Translated by Sam Garrett.
Tommy Wieringa was born in the Netherlands in May 1967.
He grew up partly in the Netherlands, and partly in the tropics. He began his writing career with travel stories and journalism, and is the author of four other novels. His fiction has been shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Oxford/Weidenfeld Prize, and has won Holland’s Libris Literature Prize. He lives in the Netherlands.