Bonita Avenue (Hardcover)
"Dazzling...Critics hailed Buwalda as 'The Dutch answer to Jonathan Franzen', but his brilliance is entirely unique."--"The Times ("UK)
Siem Sigerius is a beloved, brilliant professor of mathematics with a promising future in politics. His family including a loving wife, two gorgeous, intelligent stepdaughters and a successful future son-in-law and carefully appointed home in the bucolic countryside complete the portrait of a comfortable, morally upright household. But there are elements of Siem's past that threaten to upend the peace and stability that he has achieved, and when he stumbles upon a deception that's painfully close to home, things begin to fall apart. A cataclysmic explosion in a fireworks factory, the advent of internet pornography, and the reappearances of a discarded, dangerous son all play a terrible role in the spectacular fragmentation of the Sigerius clan.
A riveting portrait of a family in crisis and the ways that even the smallest twists of fate can forever change our lives, "Bonita Avenue" is an incendiary, unpredictable debut of relationships torn asunder by lies, and minds destroyed by madness.
About the Author
PETER BUWALDA worked as a journalist and editor before founding a music magazine and writing a weekly column for a major Dutch newspaper. He lives in the Netherlands with his family.