About the book
Not long after leaving his parents’ house to study Dutch Literature in Leiden, Bart Chabot meets pop musician Herman Brood. They have an immediate affinity to each other, and their meeting will turn out to be the beginning of a life-long friendship. Brood instantly recognises young Chabot’s uniqueness and talent, and takes him along in the rhythm of rock ‘n roll. And soon there are others too, including the poet Jules Deelder and the author Martin Bril, with whom Chabot will form life-long friendships as well.
During this period, Chabot’s mother and father live in Vancouver, where they have been stationed by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, not quite far enough away to avoid new confrontations with their son. It will take another few years before the break is definitive, and by then the son will have become a father himself.