Welcome to the cherished secret favourite of every reading Dutch adult. This novel, considered by connoisseurs to be the best coming-of-age novel ever written, has, astonishingly, never been published in English. We intend to rectify this deplorable situation by publishing it in translation as a weekly serial, to run for about a year on this site.
This translation is protected by law as Intellectual Property. It has been made available for personal use only. No part of it may be reproduced without consent of the translators.