Overview

In Janaury 1935, Rob, a young Dutchman, departs to Capetown in search of adventure. After a brutal stint in the diamond mines, Rob sails to Java to join up in the Dutch army which is making a last stand against the Japanese invading army. Here he meets a fellow Dutchman, Guus, in whom he finds a soul mate, the best friend he will ever have.

They are soon captured by the Japanese. Together they survive the hell of laboring on the Burma ...
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Man on the Move

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Overview

In Janaury 1935, Rob, a young Dutchman, departs to Capetown in search of adventure. After a brutal stint in the diamond mines, Rob sails to Java to join up in the Dutch army which is making a last stand against the Japanese invading army. Here he meets a fellow Dutchman, Guus, in whom he finds a soul mate, the best friend he will ever have.

They are soon captured by the Japanese. Together they survive the hell of laboring on the Burma railway, and together they leap off their ship when it is torpedoed. Rob never sees his friend again, but he spends his life unable to find peace with the shadow of the past hanging over him, unable to accept love, unable to forgive himself for his imagined failings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623652562
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Otto de Kat is the pen name of a distinguished Dutch publisher. His prize-winning previous novel, Figure in the Distance, is published in Holland, Germany, and France.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR:
Sam Garrett is the translator of Geert Mak’s Europe and of Tim Krabbé’s The Rider, for which he won the Vondel Prize in 2003
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Otto de Kat is the pen name of a distinguished Dutch publisher. His prize-winning previous novel, Figure in the Distance, is published in Holland, Germany, and France.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR:
Sam Garrett is the translator of Geert Mak’s Europe and of Tim Krabbé’s The Rider, for which he won the Vondel Prize in 2003
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