On the same moment I arrived back in Holland, my manuscript went to the printer’s. Next week there will be 12.000 copies! It is hard to imagine that in two weeks all the bookshops will have a pile of ‘Wachten op de moesson’ (Waiting for the monsoon).

The book that started with the question Barbara Hershey asked me in November 2006. It seems so long ago and the Faroe Islands already so far away. When will that novel be finished? I have no idea.