Coopertest is the debut of DS Daluiso. A novel based on his tumultuous life as the son of a prostitute from The Hague and an Italian guest worker. When the family falls apart, Cooper raises himself and eventually ends up in Amsterdam, where the love-hate relationship with his mother leads to a life full of drugs, alcohol, loss, hope and love. Coopertest is the surprising, raw and bloody honest story of a hopeful child from a derailed family.
“Many writers speak weightily without telling. Daluiso does it the other way around; it tells so well that the reader does not notice that someone is talking, and readers are completely drawn into the story.’
Jan van Mersbergen
“Daluiso is a natural talent. He is what he writes, he says what he thinks, he names what he sees – and with humor, too. I like that style.”
“What a great book. An absolute must. Wonderfully written in a Rock ‘n Roll style, where the beat of the 80s and 90s rumbles through. We recognize that time, we recognize the Amsterdam of the days when Herman Brood was still there.’
Paul de Munnik
Coopertest is heartbreaking, relentless, funny and impossible to put down.
Sanne Wallis de Vries