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Nominated for the Bookspot Prize
A writer and a painter. For years they have met one another in Ostend, where they both once found the love of their lives. They walk through the City, with her reckless talent for tourism, famous artists and the silver North Sea. They meet one another in hotels, stroll, get lost among the city’s inhabitants. They linger in the company of fishermen, Congolese immigrants, tragic architects, writers, painters and women.
The writer and the painter are curious, sometimes intrusive, but never rude. In rare, precious, melancholic moments during their encounters they discover how to see through the other’s eyes. Even deep into the past.