A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Carolyne Van Der Meer

“The voices emerging from the pages are haunting: replete with powerful emotions and modernity." –Isabelle Laflèche

Motherlode is Carolyne Van Der Meer’s Orphic journey to reclaim the past of her mother, a child during the five years of Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The mosaic of poetry, fiction, and reminiscence is her Dodenherdenking, a remembrance of the dead, but also her immersion in the Lake of Memory. Her quest to understand a loved one expresses the need of every child and every parent to know and to be remembered. If the past is a foreign country, Van Der Meer shows us that with empathy and imagination, we can enter that land as more than mere tourists.” –Steven Manners

Wilfrid Laurier University Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
20149781771120050BIO022000World rights available
EnglishPaperback / softback6 x 9C$19.99110