About the book
Griff is a eurocrat, Ama is a woman without a residence permit. He lobbies for big companies, she takes on all kinds of underpaid jobs. He is a Westerner, she an African; he an ‘expat’, she a ‘migrant’. When Griff and Ama begin a relationship, they have to set aside many doubts and prejudices. Does love conquer all? Or are they just using each other, until they have enough? And what about the city where they live? Brussels is a metropolis in spite of itself, full of fine art and fine particulates, friendly one day, grim the next, with sometimes a little sunshine but mostly thick cloud. In a sensual, compelling style, this novel looks at what love and urban life mean in the twenty-first century. Have we all become citizens of the world? Or are we simply a bit lost?