Joop (Paperback)

A Novel of Anne Frank

By Richard Lourie

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312385873, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

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From internationally renowned author and translator Richard Lourie comes this highly acclaimed fictionalized account of the man who may have betrayed Anne Frank. Set in present-day Amsterdam, Joop begins with the startling confession of an old man—a secret he has never told anyone. Transporting readers through the agonizing Nazi takeover of World War II, Joop recounts his role as a boy seeking his father's praise and desiring to shelter his family. He figures out a way to provide for them, but in doing so, he sets in motion a chain of events that will horrify the entire world.

About the Author

RICHARD LOURIE is the critically acclaimed author of both fiction and nonfiction, including The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin and Sakharov: A Biography. He has translated more than thirty books and served as Mikhail Gorbachev’s translator for The New York Times. His articles and reviews have appeared in many influential publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the New Republic, and The Nation. He has also served as a consultant on Russia to Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential run.

Praise For Joop: A Novel of Anne Frank

“Highly recommended. This novel speaks volumes and is destined to be a bestseller and a book club favorite.” —Library Journal

“Skillfully done . . . a psychologically astute novel about moral responsibility and the illusion of truth.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Haunting.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Powerfully moving . . . I couldn't put it down.” —Chicago Jewish Star