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.
Morocco. The place where Europe and Africa come closest to meeting, even if they never quite touch. Two adventurous European women embark on a journey through the land of their ancestors. A wrong turn. A bad decision. They are out of their comfort zone and out of their depth. So when the spry Saleh presents himself as their guide and saviour, they embrace his offer. He extracts them from a tight space, only to lead them into an even tighter one, from which there is no exit.