A Guardian Angel Recalls

Willem Frederik Hermans


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Pushkin Press
28 October 2021
ISBN: 9781782276289
400 pages

From the publisher

Translated by David Colmer

On the eve of the Second World War a public attorney, devastated because his Jewish lover has fled without him, runs over a young girl. He is torn by grief at the loss of his girlfriend and guilt about the accident - which is shrouded in a mystery that he attempts to unravel while the world around him collapses.

In the meantime, he is watched over by a guardian angel, who whispers him warnings, and by a devil, who does the same...

A Guardian Angel Recalls is a thrilling and provocative war novel, from one of the greatest Dutch authors of the twentieth century.