I adore this very literary, intertexual-heavy, Printz-award-winning novel. Seriously. The alternating historical 1st person memoir with various other memorial snippets along with the 3rd person narrative of 2 generations later, is deliciously written. Poetic language, fluid philosophies on life, and a very Dutch timbre. I highly recommend this pseudo-Holocaust/WWII love story and generational self-identity.