Sytske van Koeveringe / Sytske van Koeveringe – It’s Monday Today

Sytske van Koeveringe – It’s Monday Today

Sytske van Koeveringe – It’s Monday Today

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About the book

Julia cleans other people’s homes. Occasionally she meets their owners, most of the time she’s there alone. There is a flopped debut, there is an ex, there is a Yogaman who’s actually a dog whisperer, there are housemates, burn-outs, there is a craving for Marléne, there are expectations…

And there is a Julia who sleeps poorly and gradually takes possession of the bath in house number 61, the living room in 122-D, eats her way through fridges and drinks rosé on the rooftop terrace that’s not hers…

“There’s an upstairs and a downstairs. Just do what you always do.”

His voice is deep; the words come out with difficulty, as if he hasn’t seen another human being in days.

The living room is bright. There are no photos of family members, no artwork over the sofa, no side tables with newspapers, no pens or stacks of books anywhere. There’s a single shelf, with a tea light and a stopped clock on it. In here it’s always two-thirty. The floor is strewn with pips, muesli, nuts and solidified pasta. The dining table is empty, save for a layer of dust. It’s a living room you might find after a house move.


Sytske van Koeveringe (b. 1988) graduated in 2014 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, specialising in image and language. Her work can be seen among others in de Fusie, De Gids, Hard//hoofd, MisterMotley and Das Magazin. She participated in the first edition of the Slow Writing Lab organised by the Dutch Foundation for Literature. She lives and works in Amsterdam.

© Keke Keukelaar

Additional book information

  • novel
  • ISBN 9789023450115
  • Number of pages: 288
  • World rights: De Bezige Bij
  • Price: € 19,99
  • English sample available