Arnon Grunberg
Blue Mondays
Blue Mondays image
Published
1997
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
Language
English
ISBN
0-374-11485-4

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.

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