Ronald Giphart / Ronald Giphart – Time Enough

Ronald Giphart – Time Enough

Ronald Giphart – Time Enough

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About the book

Six interwoven lives, six men get together one last time before selling their brewery.

Their friendship began during the countless evenings spent in their favourite pub, evenings which never ended. They became addicted to the good life and the camaraderie. They didn’t know how or what, but just that something memorable would happen each day. When the six men decided to start a brewery in a cellar in Utrecht in the 90s, they became, besides friends, business partners. Twenty-five years later they are now headed to a cabin in the woods in Germany to spend one last weekend together, before they sign the contract to sell the brewery. Over the weekend they reflect on friendship, ambition, on life and love.

First praise:

‘Ronald Giphart surpasses himself with his new novel Time Enough.’- de Telegraaf

Press on previous work:

‘Not just the composition convinces. Also in terms of thought-provoking sentences, sharp observations and pithy phrases Giphart is better, more consistent and more impressive than in all of his previous work.’ **** Het Parool

‘Few write as convinced, as “religiously”, about romantic love as Ronald Giphart, while also paying attention to the eternal complexity of it.’ **** NRC Handelsblad


Ronald Giphart’s (b. 1965) debut novel I Do Too (1992)  immediately established him as a bestselling author and was awarded the prize for the bestselling debut of the year. Thereafter he published many bestsellers, including the novels Phileine Says Sorry, I Embrace You with A Thousand Arms, Harem and Dear, just to name a few. Over one point four million copies of his books have been sold to date and three of his novels have been made into successful feature films. His novella Gala, published in 2003 as a gift for the annual Dutch Book Week,  had a print run of 800.000 copies. His work has been translated into German, English, Greek, Indonesian, Italian and Korean.

© Stephan Vanfleteren

Additional book information

  • Novel
  • ISBN 9789403160405
  • Number of pages: 416
  • World rights: De Bezige Bij
  • Price: €24,99
  • English sample available