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Bonita Avenue

Bonita Avenue

(2010)
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A darkly hilarious tale of a model family's disintegration. Professor Siem Sigerius - maths genius, jazz lover, judo champion, Renaissance man. When Aaron meets his girlfriend Joni's family for the first time, her multitalented father could hardly be a more intimidating figure, but somehow the underachieving photographer manages to bluff his way to a friendship with the paterfamilias. With his feet under the table at the beautiful Sigerius farmhouse, Aaron feels part of the family. A perfect family. Until, that is, things start to go wrong in a very big way. A cataclysmic explosion in a firework factory, the advent of internet pornography, the reappearance of a forgotten murderer and a jet-black wig-all play a role in the spectacular fragmentation of the Sigerius clan...and of Aaron's fragile psyche. 'One wild ride: a swirling helix of a family saga...a new writer as toe-curling as early Roth, as roomy as Franzen and as caustic as Houellebecq. Don't let me forget to mention Jonathan Reeder's note-perfect English translation.' Anthony Cummins, Sunday Telegraph, 5-stars 'Dutch bestseller about internet porn lives up to hype...a considerable achievement for a seasoned writer, much less a newcomer. ..' James Kidd, Independent 'Fluent and complex, uncompromising and occasionally shocking...' Daily Mail 'Buwalda writes with ferocious dexterity...Bonita Avenue is a family epic seething with learning and regret, the kind with which commuting becomes a pleasure.' New Statesman 'A brilliantly constructed story, with complex characters tested to the limit' The Lady 'One of the first great European novels of the 21st century' Foyles Bookshop interview with author Highly, highly recommended reading.Savidge Reads If I had to choose one first novel, it would be the addictive bedlam of Bonita Avenue...deserves to be a book, not just a debut, of the year' Independent Books of the Year 'Dripping with sex and bursting with comedy...in a plot of fiendish ingenuity. Buwalda has

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Bonita Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Buwalda
ISBN: 0-553-41785-1 / 978-0-553-41785-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Bonita Avenue
Author(s): Buwalda Peter
ISBN: 1-78227-071-X / 978-1-78227-071-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Bonita Avenue (Royal Trade Paperback)
Author(s): Peter Buwalda
ISBN: 1-908968-17-6 / 978-1-908968-17-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Bonita Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Buwalda
ISBN: 1-4815-1950-6 / 978-1-4815-1950-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Bonita Avenue: Library Edition
Author(s): Peter Buwalda
ISBN: 1-4815-1948-4 / 978-1-4815-1948-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Bonita Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Buwalda
ISBN: 1-4815-1949-2 / 978-1-4815-1949-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Bonita Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Buwalda
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

February 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Bonita Avenue
Author(s): Peter Buwalda
Publisher: Random House Audio, Deutschland
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Kindle Editions

January 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Bonita Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Buwalda
Publisher: Hogarth
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April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Bonita Avenue
Author(s): Peter Buwalda
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


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