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About the book
Gilles Speksneijder holds a modest position in a service-providing organization. He then finds himself appointed assistant relocation co-ordinator, only to virtually collapse under the weight of his new responsibilities.
When an anti-squatter threatens to disrupt the relocation process, Gilles has no choice but to offer the young woman a place to stay in his home. From that moment on the relations in the Speksneijder household begin to shift: as Gilles is steadily pushed to the margins, his wife and the young woman become friends.
His final task becomes to deliver the old office empty and tidied. That doesn’t happen without a fight, and matters go from bad to worse. In this novel M.M. Schoenmakers meticulously paints, with humour and self-mockery, the rise and fall of a man deemed dispensable.