Novelist and Christian Reformed Church member Sigmund Brouwer gets personal with his latest novel, inspired by his father’s childhood experiences in a World War II Japanese-run concentration camp in the Dutch East Indies. Brouwer gives a glimpse into the life of the pre-war Dutch expat in what is now Indonesia. He also gives a vivid account of the horrible conditions of the camps.
Young Jeremiah Prins does everything he can to protect his mother and younger siblings in the camp, while his arch-rival Georgie causes him problems everywhere he turns. Much later in life, Jeremiah is still struggling with the long term effects of that internment. Rich in history and humanity, this gripping story keeps readers turning pages. (WaterBrook Press)
About the Author
Kristy Quist is Tuned In editor for The Banner and a member of Neland Ave. CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich.