About the book
A series of coincidences shapes the life of Reik Zwart, a carpenter’s son from the Dutch province of Gelderland. With years passing by, Zwart takes life as it comes, without any hopes or expectations. And especially, without a plan.
But a life without a plan is not acceptable. Zwart finds it challenging to figure out who he really is, especially when his nearest and dearest systematically project their desires and frustrations on him. But does that really matter? Zwart is a classical antihero, an everyman who does not pursue or neglect anything but is simply alive.
The Winters is a moving story about the grandeur of an empty existence, the illusion of a malleable life, and the impossibility of following your own path when surrounded by others.