The Dutch Wife

The Dutch Wife

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration camps in Germany. Marijke is given a terrible choice: to suffer a slow death in the labour camp or--for a chance at survival--to join the camp brothel. On the other side of the barbed wire, SS officer Karl Muller arrives at the camp hoping to live up to his father's expectations of wartime glory. But faced with a brutal routine of overseeing executions and punishments, he longs for an escape. When he encounters the newly arrived Marijke, this meeting changes their lives forever. Woven into the narrative across space and time is Luciano Wagner's ordeal in 1977 Buenos Aires, during the heat of the Argentine Dirty War. In his struggle to endure military captivity, he searches for ways to resist from a prison cell he may never leave.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Patrick Crean Editions, 2018.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781443454254
Branch Call Number: FIC Keith
Characteristics: 384 p. ; 23 cm.

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tomato May 02, 2018

I had read about the book, and it sounded like it was worth a try. Really enjoyed it, and the twist at the end comes out of the blue.


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tomato May 02, 2018

I had read about the book, and it sounded like it was worth a try. Really enjoyed it, and the twist at the end comes out of the blue.

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KerriTulloch
May 01, 2018

This is a thoroughly engrossing read, from the very first chapter. I was completely drawn into the stories of the three main characters, which were at times heart-wrenching. This book really makes you think about the choices people make to survive when faced with unimaginable hardship, and the consequences of extreme actions. The ending was completely unanticipated. I highly recommend this book.

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