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In the Dutch Mountains by Cees Nooteboom ( Signed Copy)
“A poet’s fairy tale, elegant and beguiling”(Julian Barnes) that summons up a vast Netherlands encompassing Europe’s highest peaks and a captivating pair of circus performers hunting for work. Translated by Adrienne Dixon.
In this novel he both tells the reader about the writing of the story he is currently working on, and the story itself. The story is a simple fairy tale, set in this mythical Netherlands, where circus performers Kai and Lucia, too beautiful for their own good, lose their livelihood in the friendly North and head for the very inhospitable South. They are forcibly separated, then Lucia sets out to find Kai, then there is a not unexpected ending. Suspense is definitely not one of Nooteboom’s (or Tiburón’s) ambitions.
Cees Nooteboom was born in 1933 in The Hague. He has published nine novels and over a dozen collections of travel writing, including Roads to Santiago. He lives in Amsterdam and Spain.
A poet’s fairy tale, elegant and beguiling. Translated from the Dutch by Adrienne Dixon.
A paperback edition with illustrated cover and signed on the front inside page by the Author. An apt signature with a drawing of the mountains above the signature. See photo. This is an excellent copy. A rare signed edition.
First published in the Netherlands in 1984. The USA in 1987. Penguin in 1991.
This edition was published in 1995 by The Harville Press, London.
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