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Publisher Comments:

Jörgen Hofmeester once had it all, but recently has been abandoned by his wife, watched his oldest daughter move away, lost his publishing job, and had his savings evaporate. At least he still has Tirza, his youngest daughter. But now she's going away to Africa, from where she'll never return.

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"Jorgen Hofmeester has been left by his wife, fired from his job, and had his life savings swallowed up by the folly of international economics. 'Sometimes his hugs are too curt, at others too enthusiastic. It's hard to find the right balance,' but he can still throw a respectable party with immaculate sushi and sashimi for his daughter's graduation. Bound to his life by sentimentality and fear, Hofmeester is propped up by his upper-class Amsterdam zip code, a generally comfortable life, and the numerous achievements of his favorite daughter, Tirza, from whom he expects the world. But when Tirza announces that she will be going to Africa with her new boyfriend Choukri, who resembles Mohammed Atta, Hofmeester is about to lose the last thing he holds dear. Dutch novelist Grunberg's 2006 work, now finally available in English, begins with preparations for Tirza's party and is relayed by an unreliable narrator cognizant of his own flaws and shortcomings but unable to change his fate. Grunberg's lengthy narrative flows through Hofmeester's obsessive and painstaking attention to superfluous detail, but the story never falls flat, unraveling with humor and poignancy until the end. (Feb)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Jörgen's life is falling apart and the final straw is his daughter Tirza's trip to Africa where she goes missing.

About the Author

Arnon Grunberg started his own publishing company at the age of 19 and wrote his first, of many, best-seller at 23. He's twice won the AKO Literature Prize, the Dutch equivalent of the Booker Prize. He's also twice won the prize for the best debut novel—once under a pseudonym.

Sam Garrett has translated a number of works by Arnon Grunberg and Tim Krabbé, among others. He won the Vondel Translation Prize for his translation of Frank Westerman's Ararat.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934824696
Author:
Grunberg, Arnon
Publisher:
Open Letter Books
Author:
Garrett, Sam
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
471
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 19.5 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Jorgen Hofmeester has been left by his wife, fired from his job, and had his life savings swallowed up by the folly of international economics. 'Sometimes his hugs are too curt, at others too enthusiastic. It's hard to find the right balance,' but he can still throw a respectable party with immaculate sushi and sashimi for his daughter's graduation. Bound to his life by sentimentality and fear, Hofmeester is propped up by his upper-class Amsterdam zip code, a generally comfortable life, and the numerous achievements of his favorite daughter, Tirza, from whom he expects the world. But when Tirza announces that she will be going to Africa with her new boyfriend Choukri, who resembles Mohammed Atta, Hofmeester is about to lose the last thing he holds dear. Dutch novelist Grunberg's 2006 work, now finally available in English, begins with preparations for Tirza's party and is relayed by an unreliable narrator cognizant of his own flaws and shortcomings but unable to change his fate. Grunberg's lengthy narrative flows through Hofmeester's obsessive and painstaking attention to superfluous detail, but the story never falls flat, unraveling with humor and poignancy until the end. (Feb)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Jörgen's life is falling apart and the final straw is his daughter Tirza's trip to Africa where she goes missing.
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