The Marbles King
An unsentimental, autobiographical novel about growing up the child of damaged young hippie parents in Amsterdam
Anne and Otto meet in the 1970s in Amsterdam, a true hippie paradise. They’ve both fled their homes—Anne has left behind the darkness of Finland and her bossy mother, while Otto has fled his sadistic father in a Dutch village.
They’re both looking for freedom and adventure, and in Amsterdam you can decide who you want to be.
They become the parents of Jane, the author’s alter ego. Jane grows up surrounded by love, optimism and adventure, but also destabilising recklessness. Kira Wuck tells the story of her parents and her childhood in arresting scenes and sentences.