- btb Verlag (Germany)
About the book
For five years now, Ernest van der Kwast has been writing stories about people who inspire us to look and listen more closely. From the window-cleaner of the tallest building in the Netherlands, who is three months older when the last pane has been washed at which point he starts again, to a pole dancer in a nightclub, who looks at the author during her act as no woman has ever looked at him before. Ernest van der Kwast has an eye for the beauty of everyday lives and he turns those stories into literature. He introduces the reader to people who are not famous but do fascinate: a taxi driver with Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome, a fire-eater who stands up to a tank, a pianist who gives concerts surrounded by secondhand washing machines and vacuum cleaners.