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Assault, the (1982) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

It is the winter of 1945, the last dark days of the war in occupied Holland. A Nazi collaborator, infamous for his cruelty, is assassinated as he rides home on his bicycle. The Germans retaliate by slaughtering an innocent family: only the youngest son, twelve-year-old Anton Steenwijk, survives.

The Assault traces the complex repercussions of this nighmarish event in Anton's life. Determined to forget, he opts for a carefully normal existence a prudent marriage, a successful career, and colorless passivity. But the past keeps breaking through, in relentless memories and in chance encounters with the other actors in the drama, until Anton finally learns what really happened that night in 1945, and why.

Original title: De Aanslag
Original languages: Dutch


Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War II

Edition #1: The Assault

The Assault (1985)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Claire Nicolas White
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Manifested in:

The Assault (March 12, 1986)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Pantheon Books
ISBN: 0394744209
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.9 x 0.6
Pages: 192

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