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The Assault - Harry Mulisch, Claire Nicolas White
The Assault
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A novel that probes moral devastation following a Nazi retaliation in a Dutch town. The Assault has been translated and published to great critical acclaim throughout Europe and in the United States.It is the winter of 1945, the last dark days of the ware in occupied Holland. A Nazi collaborator,... show more
A novel that probes moral devastation following a Nazi retaliation in a Dutch town. The Assault has been translated and published to great critical acclaim throughout Europe and in the United States.It is the winter of 1945, the last dark days of the ware in occupied Holland. A Nazi collaborator, infamous for his cruelty, is assassinated as he rides on his bicycle. The Germans retaliate by slaughtering an innocent family: only the youngest son, twelve-year-old Anton, survives.The Assault traces the complex repercussions of this nightmarish event on Anton's life. Determined not to forget, he opts for a carefully normal existence—a prudent marriage, a successful career, and colorless passivity. But the past keeps breaking through, in relentless memories and in chance encounters with the other actors in the drama, until Anton finally learns what really happened that night in 1945, and why.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780394744209 (0394744209)
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 185
Edition language: English
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This is the story of a Dutch family, who are targeted and destroyed when a Nazi collaborator is killed in the street near their dwelling. Only their youngest son Anton survives. The author checks in with Anton throughout his life, illustrating the lasting effects of war on the human spirit.
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