|Discovery of Heaven, the (1992) [Novel]|
by Harry Mulisch
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(From the publisher):
On a cold night in Holland, Max Delius picks up Onno Quist, a chaotic philologist who cannot bear the banalities of everyday life. They are like fire and water. But when they learn that they were conceived on the same day, it is clear that something extraordinary is about to happen. At the center of their relationship lies the battle between humanistic values and technological progress ... and an especially radiant child, Onno's son, Quinten. Quinten's sublimity - in his beauty, intelligence, and demeanor - becomes even more apparent when, after the heavens conspire against Onno and Max, Quinten embarks on a journey that can only be completed by a child with his incredible gifts.
Original title: De Ontdekking van de Hemel
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ World War II
Fiction→ General Fiction
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Religion→ God
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy