The day we sawed off Andy’s arm

Two years after Werner Plots’s father entrusted him to the measly care of the arch-ugly sisters Crique, he goes out into the world. With Orzas, a lazy bear that is missing one leg, at his side he flounders, going from bad to worse. Anyone he meets takes advantage of the amiable boy, either for money or for sex. The Day We Sawed Off Andys Arm is a disgusting fairy tale that won’t leave anyone with a dry eye. You will cry both out of compassion with the young Werner, and from sheer laughter. Marnix Peeters is a hilarious narrator of a rare sort who has no gruesome equal in Flanders.

Original title


De dag dat we Andy zijn arm afzaagden
August 2014
304 pages
1500 copies sold

Marnix Peters started his career as disk jockey at Studio Brussels and established his name as a rock journalist at Humo magazine. After that, he was the top interview journalist for the newspapers Het Laatste Nieuws en De Morgen. After his career in journalism, he retreated to a mountain in the German-speaking Swiss cantons where he wrote his debut novel, The Day We Sawed Off Andy’s Arm. Wet Pussies is his second novel and cemented his reputation as an author. In 2014 he published, The Ruination and Astonishing Resurrection of Eddy Vangelis.

 ‘Peeters just wrote the best Flemish debut sinds Marcel van Erwin Mortier.’ De Morgen

‘Stark debut of a new literaty sensation.’ De Telegraaf

‘A vibrant cocktail of burlesque humor, outrageous cruelty and steamy sex.’ Focus Knack