'A masterpiece' Peter Henning, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
'An excellent storyline ... vivid descriptions and easy poetic language' Historical Novels Review.
'Extraordinary ... It is as chilling as it is sad and familiar' Irish Times.
'Julia is a book that goes straight to the heart' Vrij Nederland.
An affecting study of regret . . . A compelling account of how conflicts tear apart lives
What is most striking in this novel is de Kat's use of the Dutchman's slightly distanced perspective to pinpoint what was most unsettling about this time: through him we register the terrible energy and torpor of a moment when it seems impossible for ordinary Germans to stop the march or step out of line, and yet unconscionable for them not to try