Allemans gek (Dutch Edition) by Richard Russo,Kees Mollema

By Richard Russo,Kees Mollema

Het nieuwe gezag in het verpauperde industriestadje North tub is politiechef Douglas Raymer. Doug heeft het niet makkelijk: vlak voor zijn pensioen verongelukt zijn vrouw die op het punt stond om met haar geheime minnaar te verdwijnen. Hij is vastbesloten die minnaar te vinden, maar met grafschennis, ontsnapte slangen, model en tegenwerking komt hij nauwelijks toe aan zijn missie. De laatste dagen van zijn carrière worden een slopende achtbaan die hem doen twijfelen of stoppen met werken wel zo verstandig is.

Sully, de onaangepaste held uit Niemands gek, hoeft niet meer te werken, en heeft inmiddels zware hartproblemen. Koppig weigert hij behandeling terwijl hij zijn klachten voor zijn geliefden probeert te verbergen. Wie is hier nou de gek?

Russo laat op tragikomische wijze zien wat er in de onderbuik van de maatschappij gebeurt en waar al die stemmen voor populistische leiders als Donald Trump vandaan komen.

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