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The boy who jumped off the cliff and landed softly - Stefan Raatgever

The boy who jumped off the cliff and landed softly - Stefan Raatgever

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With The Boy Who Jumped Off the Cliff and Softly Landed, Stefan Raatgever wrote an overwhelming and wonderful story about identity and sexuality. With his striking debut, he is a new important voice in LGBTQ+ literature.

When 19-year-old Alec tries to pass his final exams after a difficult school career, his safe, rippling existence is shaken by a new classmate. The maladjusted Björn awakens feelings in him that he has always managed to hide, including from himself. Unwittingly, he is drawn into a quest for his true identity, and for the first time faces what he has never dared to face before. But the moment he has his coveted diploma up for grabs and with it a ticket to the future, Björn suddenly disappears...

Stefan Raatgever (1980) is a pop journalist and interviewer. After working for Algemeen Dagblad for almost 15 years, he made the switch to Het Parool. As a pop journalist, he spoke with Beyoncé, Paul McCartney, Adele, Amy Winehouse and many others. With some regularity he can be seen and heard in the media as a Eurovision and general pop music expert.

'Tender YA novel about the discovery of sexuality, through a new voice in lhbtiqa+ literature.' Marjolijn de Cocq, Het Parool

Brokeback Mountain in the Dutch polder. Read it in one breath.' Michel van Egmond, writer and journalist

‘Stefan Raatgever dares to call youth issues by name and that has a clarifying effect for young people who may find themselves in the same situation as Alec.’

title The boy who jumped off the cliff and landed softly
Publisher Luitingh - Sijthoff
Author Stefan Raatgever
Genre Young Adult
ISBN 9789024597208
Publication date 01-02-2022
Number of pages 272
Busy 1e
Language Dutch
Productvorm Hardcover
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