Mr. Putmans Sees the Light

Original title: Meneer Putmans ziet het licht

Author: Groen, Hendrik

Publication Date:

August 2024

Pages:

224

Original language and publisher

Dutch | Meulenhoff

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. Dutch

Territories Sold

Germany (Under option)
Czech Republic (Under option)
Estonia (Under Option)

Genre

Commercial Fiction

Mr. Putmans Sees the Light

Original title: Meneer Putmans ziet het licht

Author: Groen, Hendrik

Synopsis

Join us on a journey with Hendrik Groen’s new hero, looking for the Northern Lights, and let him win your heart. A¬†wonderful summer gift for both holidaymakers and armchair travelers.

Geurt Putmans (47) lives with his chronically ill mother in a neat four-room flat in Beverwijk. They have each other and live a content life. Calm and without surprises. Geurt has been working as an accountant at Better Sleep Mattresses for twenty-five years and never a single bill has been sent out that was not correct to the cent. Quite honestly he loves numbers better than people. Numbers never do unexpected things.

But when his mother dies, the bottom falls away from under his harmonious existence. He had to promise her on her deathbed to take good care of himself and do something with his life. By taking a nice trip, for example. And although adventure emphatically does not beckon, he does keep his promise and books a twelve-day bus trip to the Northern Lights, the natural phenomenon that has fascinated him immensely for years.

Three months later, on a dark October morning, he gets on the Den Oude Intratours bus at transfer point Didam. He looks around at his fellow travelers and wonders what he has gotten himself into. But there is no way back.