This imaginative novel is not exactly the typical teenage love story.
Maan lives with his eccentric mother, Saskia, the widow of the wealthy
merchant Lambert Humalda, in a big house on the edge of the Frisian
Dantumadiel. Rick is in love with the beautiful Maan, but becomes
confused when he tells him that he is really a girl. This is just the
beginning of a chain of unfortunate adventures that takes them along
harassing rugby players, noble frog people and the Amsterdam
Gwen Muylaert (Meerkat Magazine):
What a pleasant surprise Maan is. Gaby den Held delivers a haunting debut novel,
caught between a fairy tale and rock hard realism. Again and again he sketches in
just a few pen strokes an atmosphere, a feeling. The language is colorful and
cinematic, but goes straight to the point.
Ton van den Born (het Continuüm):
I see the movie for me, Maan walking towards Rik in the She Lion Fashion
Store, years after they've last seen each other. My advice: before the movie
comes, read the book first.
Size: 12.5 x 20 cm. (4.7 x 7.9 inches)
Retail Price: € 16.50
ISBN 978 90 8684 124 0
Release Date: November 5, 2015, published by IJZER