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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 11/06/2015
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On a hot summer's day in June 1969 everyone is gathered to welcome Queen Juliana. The young boys and girls wave their flags enthusiastically. But just as the monarch is getting into her car to leave, little Hanne Kaan and her mother arrive late - the Queen strokes the little girl's cheek and regally offers Anna Kaan her hand. It would have been an unforgettable day of celebration if only the baker hadn't been running late with his deliveries and knocked down Hanne, playing on the roadside, with his brand-new VW van. Years later, Jan Kaan arrives on a hot day in June in order to tidy his sister's grave, and is overcome again with grief and silent fury. Isn't it finally time to get to the bottom of things? Should the permit for the grave be extended? And why won't anyone explain to his little niece Dieke why grandma has been lying up in the hayloft for a day and a half, nursing a bottle of Advocaat and refusing to see anyone? June traces in spellbinding, tender detail how the ripples from one tragic incident spread through a community, a family and down the generations.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781846555459
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 338 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Splendid, illuminating reading" -- Jonathan Gibbs Independent "An elegant, unhurried exploration of how life goes on in the wake of wrenching misfortune" -- Anthony Cummins, 4 stars Metro "An elegant, unhurried exploration of how life goes on in the wake of wrenching misfortune" -- Anthony Cummins, 4 stars Metro "[A] tender and compassionate examination of memory" -- Angel Gurria--Quintana Financial Times "With this novel Bakker secures a place for himself among the world's greatest living writers" Irish Examiner

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“A tender story”

June – A tender story

June is the second book by Dutch author Gerbrand Bakker which is a masterful and tender novel how the ripples of a tragic incident has spread throughout the family and into the local community... More

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