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Postcards from No Man's Land

Postcards from No Man's Land

ISBN: 0525468633

Title: Postcards from No Man's Land

Author: Aidan Chambers

KDL Description:

The Dance Sequence series
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Alternates between two stories—contemporarily, Jacob visits a Amsterdam at the request of his English grandmother—and historically, Geertrui relates her experience of British soldiers’s attempts to liberate Holland from its German occupation.

Amazon Description:

By turns playful and wrenching, thrilling and meditative, this extraordinary novel, told in dual narratives, takes the reader on a memorable voyage of discovery-the discovery of family secrets, of sex, of art, and of oneself in a foreign city or in the midst of war.

Seventeen-year-old backpacker Jacob Todd has come to Amsterdam to honor his grandfather, a soldier who died in a nearby town in World War II. He isn’t ready for the seductive assault the city launches on his senses. A stranger flirts with him in a cafĂ© leaving him with this prophetic scribbled message: Nothing in Amsterdam is what it appears to be. In 1944, teenage Geertrui, living in occupied Holland, meets another Jacob Todd, an English soldier who must hide with her family after his battalion pulls out. In the midst of terrible danger, the two become lovers, linking their families in a way that resonates in the present.