Thief of Glory is a historical novel set in 1942, when the Japanese invaded the Dutch East Indies. Ten-year-old Jeremiah Prins and his family are taken to a camp where they face starvation, brutality and despair. Separated from his father and older brothers, Jeremiah must take over as the head of the family in order to help his mother and younger siblings survive. Decades later, he is haunted by his memories of his time in the camp and struggles to find peace despite all that happened.
Publishers Weekly’s starred review of Thief of Glory stated, “Thorough historical research, skillful use of foreshadowing, and keen insight into the human spirit make this one of Brouwers best.”
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