Witte vlag

Novel (Dutch), 2013

Paperback, 13.5 x 21.5 cm
352 pages
ISBN 978 902 144 66 39
ISBN 978 902 144 66 46 (e-book)
Cover design Anneke Germers, Cover photography Gert Weigelt, Published by Em. Querido’s Uitgeverij

An anti-love story about what is better:
a good life or a beautiful death.

For young Elzbieta Różewicz life with the Amsterdam-based American artist Henry Theodore Watson is a flight from Berlin in 1999, where she was left alone after her parents died in a car accident. In the beginning of their marriage, Henry still let her participate in his art projects, but shuts her out after a scathing review of their performance at the Stedelijk Museum. While Henry stays in New York, their ailing dog dies. Henry uses the situation for a new art project. Elzbieta’s behavior is starting to show a provocative side. It seems inevitable that the dog will be replaced by a new one.

  • 2014

    Locations in main books of 2013 / Witte vlag location Hoofddorppleinbuurt During Boekenweek 2014 (thema ‘Reizen’) Volkskrant, March 1 2014

  • 2013

    A soft armour / The first page of Witte vlag was the company that Emily gave to artist Monique Besten during a day in her project ‘a soft armour’, September 1, 2013

  • 2013

    The Book Lovers / What happens when the artwork becomes a novel? A collection of novels by artists purchased by the M HKA in Antwerp. thebooklovers.info