In Europe, awarded with the NS Audience prize, were in the Netherlands, sold more than 450,000 copies. It was in twenty languages.
Mak picks up the thread from 1999, and describes the first two decades of this century, according to a spokeswoman for the publishing house. “The new book outlines the atmosphere and mood around the turn of the century: the initial optimism that gradually disappeared, the feelings about the introduction of the euro and the consequences of the attack on the Twin Towers in New York. He also writes about the developments in Eastern Europe and Russia, the banking crisis and the increase of refugees”, she promises.