An astonishing and shocking literary epic about the world of dredging. You will never read anything else like this.
A man who works on a dredging boat bumps into a small boy during shore leave in an exotic city.Their collusion results in sabotage, a violent death of a crew member, accusations of kidnapping, organ trading, whoring and worse. In the meantime, a lovely and unexpected bond is forming between the tough dredger and the small, frightened boy.
Recounted by the unstoppable narrator during his later psychoanalytic sessions, this is an inspired novel with unforgettable voice which brings to mind Magnus Mills and Irvine Welsh.
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (1968) is a phenomenon. He has manifested himself as a poet, critic, novelist, essay- ist and demolisher of reputations (including his own). He has a PhD in ancient Greek and has won many literary prizes.
“Delightful linguistic fireworks”
– De Standaard
“A masterpiece drunk on words, very suitable for readers who detest intertextuality or any kind of postmodern schpiel”
– NRC Handelsblad
“Superior nasty talk”