The Return of the Honey Buzzard

2016 DEBUT The Return of the Honey Buzzard
Book Author(s) Aimée de Jongh
Publisher SelfMadeHero
Book List Price $22.95
All-Ages Appropriate No
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The doors are about to swing shut on the Antoinisse Book Shop and Simon, its third-generation owner, is facing some tough decisions. But when he witnesses a suicide, old memories intrude, guilt bubbles up and his grip on reality loosens. A chance encounter with a young student, Regina, prompts Simon to open up about the past that haunts him. But will their budding friendship last long enough for him to come to terms with the present? Powerful, perceptive and beautifully drawn, The Return of the Honey Buzzard is a compelling graphic novel about grief, love, our actions and their consequences.


Aimée de Jongh is considered one of the brightest young talents on the Dutch comics scene. In 2011, she earned a degree in animation and since then has worked as a full-time comics artist, illustrator and film and television animator. Her cartoon Snippers is published in the daily paper Metro every day. Winner of the Prix Saint-Michel, The Return of the Honey Buzzard is her first graphic novel.