The Twins by Tessa De Loo

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Twins who were orphaned at six and sent to live with different relatives on opposite sides of WW II are reunited by chance seventy years later at a Belgian health resort. This international bestseller, a powerful novel, is both a European allegory and a poignant story of family ties.

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With her first narrative edition "Die Madchen von der Suwarenfabrik" Tessa de Loo has already become a successful writer in her home country, the Netherlands. But the greatbreakthrough came with her novel "Die Zwillinge," which was also on the bestseller lists in Germany for several weeks. Today, the author lives close to Paris and on a manor in Portugal. Bereits mit ihrem ersten Erzahlband "Die Madchen von der Suwarenfabrik" hat sich Tessa de Loo in ihrer Heimat Holland als erfolgreiche Schriftstellerin etabliert. Der groe Durchbruch gelang ihr aber mit dem Roman "Die Zwillinge," der auch in Deutschland wochenlang auf den Bestsellerlisten stand. Die Autorin lebt heute in der Nahe von Paris und auf einem Landgut in Portugal.
Published August 1, 2000 by Soho Press. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The impassioned memories of German twin sisters separated in childhood and ever afterward by "the silly obstacles tossed up by history": that's the core of this brilliant 1993 novel by a hitherto untranslated Dutch writer.

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Historical and human perspectives clash in this cool, compassionate psychological novel centered around the 1990 chance meeting of two elderly women at Spa, the Belgian health resort. Each woman has c

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