An Untouched House by Willem Frederik Hermans, translated by David Colmer / ISBN 9781953861023 / 120-page paperback with flaps from Archipelago
“Profoundly unsettling . . . haunt[s] the mind for long afterwards.” —The Sunday Times
“The kind of book that stays with you forever.” —The Guardian
“Hugely entertaining." —The Scotsman
A Sunday Times Book of the Year: A brooding meditation on violence set during World War II—from a classic Dutch writer who has drawn comparisons to Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut
In this mesmerizing, dark meditation on the legacy of war, an interloper and opportunist makes a grand house of his own in the chaos of a war-torn countryside—only to find himself involved with occupying forces and enraged locals.