Arthur Poolman is an alcoholic. In his world booze is king. It started in the weekends: let it all hang out. But it can't be Friday night every day of the week. His job wakes him up during the week but he needs more and more drink to function. He starts losing control of his fears and his feelings of shame and drinks even more to forget. Arthur falls deeper and deeper, to the point where his family cannot reach him anymore, till he hits bottom. He has only one choice left: never drink again or lose everything he has.
´A gripping, poignant account on Vinex-alcoholism, sure to leave a lasting impression.' ***** Nieuwe Revu
'They are only words on paper, as Bukowski's words go, but Jesus they really hit home.' Linda Magazine
'Ralf Mohren is Bukowski in The Low Lands. What a brave book: it leaves you with an enormous hangover, and the only thing that can offer some relief is another book by Ralf Mohren.' Frank Lammers (actor)
'This books quenches all thirst,' Myrthe van der Meer, author of PAAZ