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About the book
On a Friday morning in the early days of the most beautiful month of the year, Tommy Wierina became a father for the second time. The birth of his daughters changed everything: his view of the world, his sense of happiness. When a child is born you should be, in the first place, a man and father, but when Wieringa found himself behind his work bureau at 6 AM the next morning, he discovered that he will always remain a writer. ‘Not from a sense of responsibility, but because I was awake and had nothing else to do.’ Fatherhood brings the writer wonderful observations and stories, and a new assignment: ‘Look, look well, you say to yourself, forget your fuss and the nonsense, it’ll soon have passed.’
For this book Tommy Wieringa selected his most beautiful short stories about his children’s youth, a period in time that is over before you know it.