Rob van Essen

Rob van Essen (b. 1963) is an established Dutch writer and translator. He is also a reviewer of English-language literature for NRC Handelsblad. His debut, Reddend zwemmen, was released in 1996. His style is characterized by a dry but telling sense of humour, with now and then a laconic undertone.

The Good Son

The Good Son

(Atlas Contact, 2018, 338 pages)

Two men on a quest for salvation and obscurity are assisted by ironic robots and chatty self-driving cars.

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