The Darkroom of Damocles

The Darkroom of Damocles

by Willem Frederik Hermans
     
 

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As it forces readers to confront questions of morality and power, right and wrong, The Darkroom of Damocles builds to a stunning conclusion.

During the German occupation of Holland, tobacconist Henri Osewoudt is visited by a man named Dorbeck, who strangely proves to be Osewoudt’s spitting image in reverse. Dorbeck assigns Osewoudt to commit a series of

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As it forces readers to confront questions of morality and power, right and wrong, The Darkroom of Damocles builds to a stunning conclusion.

During the German occupation of Holland, tobacconist Henri Osewoudt is visited by a man named Dorbeck, who strangely proves to be Osewoudt’s spitting image in reverse. Dorbeck assigns Osewoudt to commit a series of dangerous assignments but things quickly go awry, with Osewoudt eventually killing his own wife. After the war, Osewoudt is taken for a traitor and captured. Osewoudt cannot prove that he received assignments from Dorbeck—he cannot even prove that his doppelganger ever existed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468303995
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,016,146
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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