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St. Martin's Griffin
St. Martin's Press
On Sale: 10/14/2008
ISBN: 9780312385873192 Pages
From internationally renowned author and translator Richard Lourie comes this highly acclaimed fictionalized account of the man who may have betrayed Anne Frank. Set in present-day Amsterdam, Joop begins with the startling confession of an old man—a secret he has never told anyone. Transporting readers through the agonizing Nazi takeover of World War II, Joop recounts his role as a boy seeking his father's praise and desiring to shelter his family. He figures out a way to provide for them, but in doing so, he sets in motion a chain of events that will horrify the entire world.
Hatred for Tulips
"I am your brother," said the stranger at the door.
At first I thought he was one of those evangelicals who go from house to house peddling salvation, but then I looked more closely...
Praise for Joop
“Highly recommended. This novel speaks volumes and is destined to be a bestseller and a book club favorite.” —Library Journal
“Skillfully done . . . a psychologically astute novel about moral responsibility and the illusion of truth.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Haunting.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Powerfully moving . . . I couldn't put it down.” —Chicago Jewish Star