The storyline for this detective book is based on Edgar Allen Poe’s Murders at the Rue Morgue (1841). False Friends is set in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2006, during a time of racially-based political unrest. The text was written in English and then split into 3 different languages. The narrator only speaks Dutch, the detective only French and all texts within texts are in English.
False Friends was produced by the Kunstverein, Amsterdam with design work by Jaan Evart, Marc Hollenstein, Stephen Serrato.