Hugo Claus carries the reader back in time with this extraordinary book set in the years between 1939 and 1947. Offering a compelling read with multiple levels of meaning, he tells the story of the complexity, the contradictions – and also the secrets – of Belgium in wartime. Hugo Claus is the only one who could handle such a delicate subject and do it so well. Don’t read it if you love Belgium and do read it if you love Belgium, says Mr Guy Verhofstadt, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, for the “Get Caught Reading” campaign.
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