'Verhulst's prose is always a delight ... This is a subtle and wonderfully told story' --Financial Times
`Verhulst's gift for imagery is impressive ... the humour is pitch-black and very funny'
`Ceaselessly entertaining ... it bursts with humour and energy that never lets up'
'Outrageousness yields to eloquent recognition in this darkly intelligent novel' --Irish Times
'This is a welcome addition to the ranks of literary fiction that find humour, and sometimes poetry, in urban deprivation.' --Independent
About the Author
Born in Belgium in 1972, DIMITRI VERHULST is the author of a collection of short stories, a volume of poetry and several novels, including Problemski Hotel and Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill (Portobello, 2009), which have both been translated into English. His books have been widely translated and praised throughout Europe.