An Extract from ‘Bonita Avenue’

Once Tineke had dropped him off at Enschede station, as soon as the strain of the college’s anniversary week slid off him, he started fretting about what he had seen. All the way to Schiphol Airport he’d asked himself questions, absurd questions (were they the same size? were they the same age? the same build?),…

The Underbelly of the New Century

On the Remarkable Novel of Manners Bonita Avenue Siem Sigerius, the vice-chancellor of a university in Enschede in the Eastern Netherlands, is busily pressing the flesh at a reception, when he suddenly recognises his daughter. Nothing special about that, except that he recognises her as the nude model on his favourite porn site. That in…