Otto de Kat is the pen name of the founder of Dutch non-fiction publishing house Balans, Jan Guert Gaarlandt, also a poet, novelist and critic. His prize-winning novels have been widely published in Europe, and Man on the Move was the winner of the Netherlands' Halewijn Literature Prize.
'A compelling portrait of love, loss and regret' -- Lucy Popescu *
Independent on Sunday *
'A masterclass in how less can be more, packed full of atmosphere, emotion and philosophical debate' -- Kathy Stephenson * Daily Mail *
'A sweeping epic, even though it's only 200 pages long ... Enough material for a 12-part TV miniseries ... de Kat can break your heart in 200 words, never mind 200 pages' -- Roger Cox * Scotland on Sunday *