Blue Mondays by Arnon Grunberg

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Expelled from school and estranged from his father, a cynical young man wanders the streets of Amsterdam, spending his remaining funds on prostitutes and surviving on the strength of his wit and humor. A first novel.
 

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Arnon Grunberg is also the author of the novel "Blue Mondays," which was a bestseller in Europe. Grunberg was born and raised in Amsterdam and currently lives in New York City. He contributes widely to newspapers and magazines, including "The New York Times,"
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Secker & Warburg. 278 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And so he takes the advice offered by one of the call girls and signs on with an escort service himself, thereby giving his penchant for self-degradation free rein.

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""People are as disposable as plastic bags,"" muses the young protagonist of this bleak and presumably autobiographical first novel, a bestseller in the Netherlands after its 1994 publication.

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