|Publisher||Actes Sud, Arles|
|Original title||Het aapje dat geluk pakt (2004)|
Monkey Grabbing Hold of Happiness
Jean Baptist Warnke is a diplomat who works for the Dutch embassy in Lima, Peru. He is married, has two children and seems to be happy. But then he meets Malena in the café El Corner. The formal man falls hopelessly in love and begins an affair with this Peruvian girl. The story is situated during the hostage in the Japanese embassy and it is very unclear where love ends and politics begin.
Read an excerpt in English here.