The ruination and astonishing resurrection of Eddy Vangelis


Marnix Peeters – The Ruination and Astonishing Resurrection of Eddy Vangelis

This is the story of Eddy Vangelis, born: Eddy Van Geel, son of François Van Geel and Borghild Brenner, who tried his goddamned best to be a good and faithful man (and was), who was abandoned and cheated by everyone, but who crawled back and recreated his life, and finally triumphed – in his own modest way.

Although modest …

In The Ruination and Astonishing Resurrection of Eddy Vangelis, Marnix Peeters gives us more than thirty characters. The seventy-one smooth and startling chapters navigate perfectly the border between the absurd and the ordinary and culminate in a thrilling and unexpectedly moving finale, which ingeniously connects all the characters together.

With, in the most important roles:

Eddy Vangelis

Frouke De Muynck

François Van Geel

Borghild Brenner

Debrabander

Daisy Janssen

Désiré Callebaut

Anthony Lagerfeld

Gaetan Devreese

Dagny Dahl

Ludo Sterckx

Elise Sterckx

Het echtpaar Devos-Devis

Helvina Höherdorf

Karl-Theodor Vonscheinzehn

Arsène Ribbenhout

Mustapha Al-Allahi

Jean-Pierre Pari

Eleonore Buisseret

Alice Davids

Peterke Van Aelst

Serge-Adriën graaf Sluyckzaedt (met uy, ck, ae en dt)

Tonny Rijnders

Kenny Hanssen

Freddie Mercury

Patrick Nys

Patricia Poppe

Jos Callebaut

Aloïs Brouillard

Antoine De Muynck

Aigiolo Pagnatiopopoulos

Lisette d’Hazeleir

Pastoor Dedecker

Fabienne Desloover

Addisalem Gabre-Amare

 

Locations:

Eppegem

Brussel

Kaaskerke (Zeeland)

A student city

Athene (Griekenland)

Ammoudara (Kreta)

Original title

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De tenondergang en ongelooflijke wederopstanding van Eddy Vangelis
August 2014
320 pages
4000 copies sold

About The Day We Sawed Off Andy’s Arm:

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

About Wet Pussies:

“A fast-paced, delightful book.” De Morgen

“Peeters has slain more sacred cows than Brusselmans and Houellebecq have in their entire oeuvre.” De Tijd

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 was his second novel and cemented his reputation as an author. In 2014 he published, The Ruination and Astonishing Resurrection of Eddy Vangelis.

The Day We Sawed Off Andy’s Arm has been translated in Italian als, Il giorno che segammo il braccio a Andy and was nominated for the Bronze Owl. In 2013, Wet Pussies was published and was nominated for the best literary sex scene. Both books were well recieved.

About The Day We Sawed Off Andy’s Arm:
‘Peters has written the best Flemish debut since Marcel Erwin Mortier.’ De Morgen

 ‘Writing about raunchy sex and filth in a novel full of flat characters can yield good and witty prose. A master of the genre, is Herman Brusselmans, and Marnix Peeters’ recent debut is a model of cartoonish filth.’ de Volkskrant

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

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

 ‘A grim fairy tale, that despite all the blood, sex and violence can still touch.’ VPRO Boeken

About Wet Pussies:
‘A fast-paced and delightful book.’ De Morgen

‘Brilliantly written, with an enviable dexterity on the language and an impressive sense of direction.’ Humo

‘Peeters has slain more sacred cows than Brusselmans and Houellebecq have in their entire oeuvre.” De Tijd

‘In a grandiose, satirical parabola, Peeters packs relevant existential and political messages: Do not deny the beast within. And he does so in a wanton humoresque style where even the worst sourpuss will be doubled over.’ Focus Knack

 ‘Outrage and laughter seem to enter into a strange alliance in the reading of this book. If sneering to politically correct thinking is a sizeable statement.’ Cobra