What does Bas Hamelink want in his life? Because of an accident, he gains a disturbing red spot on his forehead and when he finally goes home, he finds his house empty and his ambition gone. Questions about the meaning of his existence force themselves on Bas in the twilight of his solitude. Then, an unexpected encounter brings him into a worn out district. He is dragged into an unstoppable sequence of events where he risks losing himself. This is a vel about hope, cynicism, love, and death. Noud Hovius is a writer from The Netherlands. He was a lawyer working in the city of Utrecht before moving to Middelburg. He received commendations for his short stories and is working on his second vel.