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Summer Brother

In this thoughtful, empathetic Dutch novel, a 13-year-old boy struggles to care for his disabled brother.(…) A sensitive yet unsentimental depiction of poverty and disability from the perspective of an abled character. Kirkus Reviews

“Jaap Robben handles delicate, dangerous material with subtlety and sympathy.” Colm Tóbín

Robben’s style is deceptively simple. You dont have to be an adult to read Summer Brother, yet Robben’s imagery, subtle humour and surprising plot will connect with the most literate of readers. De Standaard

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