About the book
In Farewell, Cherry Duyns looks back at his mother’s life. A life marked by the Second World War, during which she had met a charming, young Dutchman. They formed a successful cabaret duo; together they performed in packed venues and they had a son in that merciless time. She ended up with her husband and child in the Netherlands, a hostile environment, where the marriage crumbled.
One day, Cherry receives a phone call. His mother asks him to come by. He drives from the Netherlands to Germany, to the city in the valley, where she has been living for years and now spends her final days in a nursing home.