In Search of a Name


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Atria Books
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6.0 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 1.41 pounds

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About the Author

The Dutch poet, novelist, and playwright Marjolijn van Heemstra holds a master's degree in religion. Her first poetry collection, If Moses Had Been More Persistent, won the Jo Peters Poetry Prize. She debuted as a novelist with The Last of the Aedemas. Her latest novel, In Search of a Name, was nominated for multiple national prizes and has been translated into nine languages. She currently writes for The Correspondent, Harper's Bazaar, and several newspapers.
Jonathan Reeder, a native of New York and longtime resident of Amsterdam, enjoys a dual career as a literary translator and performing musician. Alongside his work as a professional bassoonist, he translates opera libretti and essays on classical music, as well as contemporary Dutch fiction. Literary translations include Conny Braam's WWI novel The Cocaine Salesman, Peter Buwalda's bestseller Bonita Avenue and the comic thriller A Sleepless Summer by Bram Dehouck.


"A beautiful novel about the importance of myths and the necessity of unmasking them." --Tommy Wieringa, author of These Are the Names

"Towards the end, the tension between the all-too-human urge to cover up evil and our longing for the honest truth becomes increasingly palpable. That is the true masterstroke of And His Name Is, making it not just a fascinating non-fiction book about the complex nature of heroism in wartime, but also an urgent work of literature about our relationship to the Second World War in particular, and to the past in general." --NRC Next (5 stars)

"A stirring, electrifying story, packed with keen observations about myth and narrative." --Trouw