David Pefko

David Pefko (b. 1983) has a Greek father and once dealt in rags. He made his debut in 2009 with the novel Levi Andreas, which describes the relationship between Rosa, who works in a dry cleaner’s, and the charming con man Levi Andreas. In 2011 his second novel appeared, Het voorseizoen (The Preseason), about a lonely detective and his fateful love for a prostitute. The book was awarded the Gouden Boekenuil and sold 15,000 copies.

There Come the Flies

There Come the Flies

(Prometheus, 2017, 356 pages)

There Come the Flies tells the story of Jerry Kirschenbaum, a New York tycoon who invests millions for a select group of people. Even after the start of the financial crisis, he manages to guarantee their profits. His services are particularly popular among the prominent Jewish population of the city.

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