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The Assault

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Novels 1980 - 1989 (27 items)
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Published 4 years ago


Harry Mulisch: The Assault

11 years, 4 months ago at Aug 22 16:11
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Some novels announce their genius from the opening page – ‘Bleak House’ and ‘First Circle’ being good examples. Some take longer to build momentum and grab your attention. Others, like ‘The Assault’ by Harry Mulisch, provide an enjoyable read throughout, but it’s only when a highly satisfying denouement puts the final pieces of the puzzle in place that the book comes together, leav... read more
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Description: 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 existe ... (more)
Manufacturer: Pantheon
Release date: 12 March 1986
ISBN-10 : 0394744209 | ISBN-13: 9780394744209
Tags: Fiction (1), Read In 2007 (1), Dutch Lit (1)
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