Special treat alert!
This is the story of how the certainties of an upstanding public prosecutor are upended in a moment of distraction, and of how the delusions of the Dutch nation are shattered with the Nazi invasion. Narrated by the prosecutor’s guardian angel, who is fighting his own battle to get his charge to do the right thing in the midst of war.
My full review of this 5* read is available on The European Literary Network.
David Colmer’s translation of the novel Hermans thought he wrote most beautifully is published today, and Pushkin Press have kindly made a copy available to giveaway. If you’d like to put your name in the hat, use the password “Scheveningen” in comments. Once you’ve read the novel, you’ll understand the significance. 😉
I’ll contact the winner by email at the beginning of next week.