The Twins (Paperback)
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The Twins (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 392 Pages / Published: 21/02/2001
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Two elderly women, one Dutch and one German, meet by chance at the famous health resort of Spa. They recognize in the other their twin sister they believed to be lost. They begin to tell each other their life stories - the last chance to bridge a gulf of almost seventy years. In this monumental novel, Tessa de Loo compellingly weaves the story of two twin sisters separated in childhood with that of two countries opposed in war, and depicts, in a simple yet harrowing prose the effects of nature and nurture on the individual.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781900850568
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A fascinating way to understand the effects of war, the tangled, muddied absurdity of it, how it traces remain in the blood for generations * Los Angeles Times *
Completely original . . . Takes the reader's breath away -- Joan Smith * Sunday Times *
Gripping and touching . . . Tessa de Loo's powerful narrative filters Europe's grand events through a family story that tests the ties of blood against the pull of passion and the blast of war * Independent *
A huge success . . . a memorable and moving tale * Sunday Telegraph *
Has there ever been, one wonders, a more imaginative and moving dramatization of the human cost of the divisions and destruction wreaked by Hitler s madness? Quite likely not. A flat-out masterpiece: exhilarating and unforgettable * Kirkus Review *
This excellent novel spans the entire twentieth century. De Loo interleaves the twins' story with that of two countries locked in bloody conflict. A moving read about humanity's darkest hour -- Sebastian Shakespeare * Evening Standard *
Details of time, place and atmosphere are acutely evoked, and the characters are presented with a generous sympathy that stops short of special pleading * The Times *

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