THE DAYS OF BLUEGRASSLOVE

Cover of the third edition
DE DAGEN VAN DE BLUEGRASSLIEFDE (THE DAYS OF BLUEGRASSLOVE)
year:
1999
genre:
young adult novel, 148 p.
publisher:
age:
15+
awards:
Gouden Zoen 2000 (Golden Kiss Award, best book for youth)
foreign editions:
German (Carlsen)

Cover of the second edition
My first young adult novel, and still in print! It's an intense lovestory - between Tycho (18) from Holland and Oliver (18) from Norway. They meet in a youth camp in the USA and fall in love. The book is all about experiencing your first life-changing love-affair (in this case: between two boys), and trying to find your way in this new reality.

Second German cover
- The Dutch Translation Fund made a special on this book - here.
- A proof translation in English is available.
- There were two German editions. First it was published under the title SPRING WENN DU DICH TRAUST, later it was re-issued as DIE TAGE DER BLUEGRASSLIEBE.
- In 2006 I wrote a folllow-up to this book, ONS DERDE LICHAAM (OUR THIRD BODY), and in 2015 a prequel was published, OLIVER.