It’s only a five-minute walk from poverty to wealth

An Extract from Frans Pointl’s The Rich Have Awkward Sizes A critic once wrote that Frans Pointl’s short stories are populated with people like himself: ‘they hover between the social and the antisocial’. The Amsterdam Soup Kitchen, grimy coffee tables, his ‘dingy, dead-end street’, the comforting companionship of ‘ex-stray cats’, Pointl’s Jewish mother and a…