A personal diary from the author of The Twin (IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) and The Detour (Independent Foreign Fiction Prize) in the style of Karl Ove Knausgård.
In Servant, Alone Bakker resumes the tale he began to unfold in Jasper and his Servant, telling about his life, which for a great part takes place in the German Eifel region. His dog has passed, and however difficult a dog it was, life without Jasper feels empty. Gerbrand is alone once again and ends up in a deep depression – manifesting itself on a road trip to Greece. Between the highs and the lows in, he gardens, gets along with his parents and friends, and tries to get a hold of his life. It is not only the absence of the dog but also the absence of a human companion he is confronted with. How did things end up like this? Once more, Bakker writes with impressive honesty about his intimate fears and desires, successes and achievements.