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Bonita Avenue

(2010)
A novel by

 
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. "Great European art: the Dutchman Peter Buwalda explodes the bourgeois family saga. The narrative pyrotechnics alone are a tour de force." Die Zeit "Peter Buwalda's impressive family saga is a genuine page-turner, with a forceful, precise style. The author races with unstoppable speed towards the finish, without getting entangled in the numerous gripping narrative strands, without even steering out of the curve." Libris-Prize Jury Report, 2011 "Buwalda's debut novel [is] daring in its linguistic power and freedom, and impressive, even frightening, in its psychological sharpness and precision ... great and outrageous." Frankfurter Rundschau

 
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Used availability for Peter Buwalda's Bonita Avenue


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Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Bonita Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Buwalda
ISBN: 1-4815-1949-2 / 978-1-4815-1949-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bonita Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Buwalda
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

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

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


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