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Blinding is a fever dream; a baroque hallucinatory journey through a labyrinth of gorgeous language and discovered meaning… I could not put it down and I was continually getting lost, in the best possible way. — Allan Bealy
Gerbrand Bakker studied Dutch historical linguistics and worked as a subtitler for nature films before becoming a gardener. His previous books include an etymological dictionary for children and the young adult novel Perenbomen bloeien wit (Pear trees bloom white).The Twin appeared in Dutch in 2006 and was awarded the Golden Dog-Ear, a prize for the bestselling literary debut in the Netherlands.