About the book
One day Sebastian Welsend, an ordinary bank employee, is sacked from his job. From one moment to the next he finds himself sitting at home unemployed, staring out of the window. He decides to start smoking again. It’s the cigarette smoke that takes him back to his youth and his
then girlfriend Henriëtte, who called herself Henri. The sensation is so powerful that unknown forces drive him to go in search of her. The journey back in time makes clear to him why his love was impossible from the start. In Sebastian’s Nose all Allard Schröder’s skills are on display. The wicked pleasure with which he interweaves classical and less classical sources leaps off the page.