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In Every City (In alle steden)

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Original Language: Dutch | 256 pp. | September 2017

2 Seas Represents: World excl. Dutch rights.

English sample available

LITERARY FICTION

‘You simply must read In alle steden: Aukelien Weverling is a tremendous asset fort he Dutch literature.’ A.F.Th. van der Heijden

‘Breathtaking and unmatched.’ Thomas Rosenboom

‘The Dutch literature is enriched with an important novel, an instant classic.’ Walter van den Berg

What does the future hold for a society based on fear and without any compassion?

In Every City tells the story of true optimist Bennie: fired from his job and an alcoholic, but in good spirits. In a world in which the division between poor and rich has become increasingly sharper, he finds his way along numerous illegal pubs. He moves carelessly through a society where only two forms of education exist, health is one’s own responsibility, and religion is united against a common enemy. With his social status reduced to zero, he strays from job to job. He tries to find his way back to a better life, assisted by a wide array of companions.

In Every City is a cheerful dystopia about a world where only the right of the strongest prevails. With the hand of a master, Weverling depicts the life of a man who must process setback after setback but refuses to throw in the towel.