Posts Tagged ‘Dutch’

The Darkroom of Damocles by W.F. Hermans

 Translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke Five words from the blurb: occupation, Holland, assassinations, traitors, impossibility The Darkroom of Damocles is set in Holland during WWII. It centres on Henri, a young man who is approached and asked to perform a series of assignments. These become increasingly dangerous, but his loyalty to the British […]

The Twin – Gerbrand Bakker

 Translated from the Dutch by David Colmer Winner of 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Five words from the blurb: remote, Dutch, twin, death, choices The Twin is a quiet, tender story about one man learning to cope with the loss of his twin brother. Helmer lives on a remote Dutch farm with his dying […]

Rendezvous – Esther Verhoef

 Translated from the Dutch by Alexander Smith Five words from the blurb: mother, life, unravels, tension, twists Iris is holding A Month of Dutch Literature on her blog. I wanted to join in, but had nothing to hand. I then spotted this book in a little independent book shop and was drawn towards the following […]