Leven en laten leven
After two successful novels about the life of an elderly man in a retirement home (Attempts to Make Something of Life and As Long as There is Life have been translated into more than 35 languages), Hendrik Groen has recently published a novel about a man in his fifties whose life leaves much to be desired: a failed marriage, no children, stuck in traffic every day to get to his boring job.
His only pleasure is meeting up with friends in the evening for drinks. One day, he’s fired from his job. However, this turns out to be a blessing because it opens the door for new opportunities.