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Arnon Grunberg

Blue Mondays (1997)
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Blue Mondays

ISBN 0-374-11485-4
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
Original title Blauwe maandagen (1994)
Year 1997
Country USA, Canada
Language English
Translator Arnold & Erica Pomerans


Blue Mondays

The novel’s protagonist – named Arnon, like its author – is a young man on the run: expelled from high school and on the outs with his ailing father, he spends his days and nights living a vagabond’s life on the streets of Amsterdam.
Then he begins to visit prostitutes and in his fumbling, guileless, tender encounters with them we see what’s beneath his nonstop comic riffling.

Read a chapter in English here.

[ Farrar, Straus and Giroux ]

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