Dutch screenwriter Alec Gonzaga is facing an uncertain future. The love of his life - violinist Mary Douglas - is diagnosed with cancer. When she draws up a bucket list Alec is not surprised to learn about her wish to visit his homeland Indonesia. But her other request takes him by surprise: Mary wants him to write down the story of his youth. Alec is prepared to do everything for her, but he has always struggled with his painful memories. Will the visit to his old home traumatize him further or finally bring him peace of mind? And will it help both Mary and Alec to prepare themselves for the definite farewell that awaits them? Over de auteur Aloysius Keller is born in Bogor, Indonesia and grew up in Europe. He graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton - Illinois, USA. His writing on posttraumatic stress disorder is based on personal experience. 'Symphony of everyday things' is his debut novel and was originally published in Dutch. Aloysius Keller has three daughters and presently resides in The Hague, the Netherlands.