By Richard Lourie
"People who wouldn't have secrets and techniques think them as darkish and hidden. it really is simply the other. secrets and techniques are vivid. They gentle you up. just like the naked lightbulb left on in a phone day and evening, they provide you no rest."
So thinks Joop, the narrator of this short and sour story, whose secret's like no different. He has stored that mystery for greater than sixty years, yet now his brother---whom he has no longer noticeable because the finish of the war---has without notice proven up at his door.
Having grown up in North the United States with simply the vaguest thoughts of worldwide struggle II, Joop's brother has lower back to Amsterdam to determine what his early life in Holland were like. yet what he discovers is way greater than he bargained for---he is startled and dismayed to benefit of his personal function within the betrayal of Anne Frank.
Transporting readers during the agonizing Nazi takeover of global struggle II, Joop recounts his position as a boy intending to feed his ravenous relations. He figures out the way to supply for them, yet in doing so, he units in movement a series of occasions that might horrify the total world.
simply as he did within the across the world acclaimed The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin, here Richard Lourie takes us into not just a person's brain, a time, and a spot, yet into the treacherous currents of historical past that sweep lives away. This gripping fictionalized account of the fellow who betrayed Anne Frank won't quickly be forgotten.
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A Hatred for Tulips: A Novel by Richard Lourie