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Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen Paperback – 3 April 2018

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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (3 April 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1455542156
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1455542154
  • Dimensions : 13.46 x 3.43 x 20.32 cm
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"A story about how friendship, selflessness and dignity lie at the heart of the human experience. When I'm an old man, I want to be Hendrik Groen."--John Boyne, internationally bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

"Amusing [and] wickedly accurate...Reading The Secret Diary, I was constantly put in mind of Ken Kesey's madhouse tale One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, another comi-tragedy concerning the tyranny of institutions of the unwanted. Enjoy Groen's light touch but do not be fooled by it....The Secret Diary is a handbook of resistance for our time."--The Express (UK)

"An incredible picture of friendship... something we could all stand to emulate, no matter where we are in our lives."--Bookpage, Top Fiction Pick for July

"Engaging and hilarious, Hendrik's diary gives a dignity and respect to the elderly often overlooked in popular culture, providing readers a look into the importance of friendship and the realities of the senior care system in modern society."--Publisher's Weekly

"Funny and frank - a story with a great deal of heart."--Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project

"Interspersed with Groen's biting wit and comic take on aging and all it entails... A page-turning delight for adult readers of any age and locale."--Booklist, starred review

"Poignant and true-to-life, an international bestseller."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"You might say he's the Elena Ferrante of the octogenarian set - though whether or not he is actually an octogenarian (or a man) is also anyone's guess. It's an appealing novel with a lot of heart, reminding readers young and old that fun is to be found even in the routine of everyday life. And of course, the possibility that it's more memoir than fiction is delightful."--New York Post

About the Author

Hendrik Groen started his diary on the literary website of Torpedo Magazine. He says about his novel: "There's not one sentence that's a lie, but not every word is true." The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen has been translated into over twenty languages.

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