On September 5, 2008, Abraham Lambrechtse died of a massive stroke. I was overwhelmed with sadness for the lost of my friend, Bram. I was honored to be asked to write his obituary, and after his memorial service, I decided that the test way to me, a writer, to honor Bram further would be to write a book about him.
I interviewed his partner, his friends and siblings. I read everything I could find about the history of The Netherlands. I wanted to understand the history and culture from which Bram came. I made long lists of everything that I knew about him. And then I put together this book, a tribute to my friend's life. It is my hope to share this memory with his family and friends... and perhaps even those that enjoy a description of a fascinating soul.