So universal, yet so Dutch

Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin In Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin (transl. David Colmer, 2008, original: Boven is het stil, 2006) Helmer van Wonderen has ‘put Father upstairs’. That means the 55-year-old farmer is making a literal and figurative move. A power shift takes place on the West Frisian farm in the North of Holland (the province…