As a young boy grows up, his grandfather’s wartime stories become darker and more complex. What really happened on 10 September 1914, when German troops overran the Belgian village of Haacht, and how can we ever make sense of the past?
|Publisher:||Gilbert Van Hoeydonck|
|File size:||113 KB|
About the Author
Born in Belgium in 1953 and migrated to Australia in 1978. I have taught at secondary schools in Belgium and Australia and lectured in Dutch language and literature at the University of Melbourne. From 1988 until 2012 I worked as a policy adviser and project manager for the Victorian Government, contributing to major reform initiatives in child protection and public mental health services. Since 2012 I have been working as an independent writer and consultant. I am currently finalising "Resilience", a novel set in Melbourne against the backdrop of the Black Saturday bushfires: "A Buddhist who wears leather and plays violent computer games. A social worker who likes to have everything neat and tidy. Kurt Edelman is full of contradictions. The year: 2009. As Victoria burns, Kurt is facing disasters of his own, that will rock him to the core of his being." Check my website for updates on my novel and other projects. Thank you for your time!