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The Resource In search of a name : a novel, Marjolijn van Heemstra ; translated by Jonathan Reeder

In search of a name : a novel, Marjolijn van Heemstra ; translated by Jonathan Reeder

Label
In search of a name : a novel
Title
In search of a name
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Marjolijn van Heemstra ; translated by Jonathan Reeder
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"Marjolijn van Heemstra has heard about her great-uncle's heroism for as long as she can remember. As a resistance fighter, he was the mastermind of a bombing operation that killed a Dutch man who collaborated with the Nazis, and later became a hero to everyone in the family. So, when Marjolijn's grandmother bestows her with her great-uncle's signet ring requesting that she name her future son after him, Marjolijn can't say no. Now pregnant with her firstborn, she embarks on a quest to uncover the true story behind the myth of her late relative. Chasing leads from friends and family, and doing her own local research, Marolijn realizes that the audacious story she always heard is not as clear-cut as it was made out to be. As her belly grows, her doubts grow, too - was her uncle a hero or a criminal? Vivid, hypnotic, and profoundly moving, In Search of a Name explores war and its aftermath and how the stories we tell and the stories we are told always seem to exist somewhere between truth and fiction. "--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heemstra, Marjolijn van
Dewey number
839.313/7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT5882.18.E35
LC item number
E613 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reeder, Jonathan.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Pregnant women
  • Uncles
  • Heroes
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
In search of a name : a novel, Marjolijn van Heemstra ; translated by Jonathan Reeder
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the Netherland ins 2017 by Das Mag Uitgeverij B. V. as En we noemen hem"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1206357383
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9781982100483
Lccn
bl2020067976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
In search of a name : a novel, Marjolijn van Heemstra ; translated by Jonathan Reeder
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the Netherland ins 2017 by Das Mag Uitgeverij B. V. as En we noemen hem"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1206357383
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9781982100483
Lccn
bl2020067976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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