The Tree and the Vine

Author(s): Dola de Jong; Kristen Gehrman (Translator)


When Bea meets Erica at the home of a mutual friend, this chance encounter sets the stage for the story of two women torn between desire and taboo in the years leading up to the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. Erica, a reckless young journalist, pursues passionate but abusive affairs with different women. Bea, a reserved secretary, grows increasingly obsessed with Erica, yet denial and shame keep her from recognizing her attraction. Only Bea's discovery that Erica is half-Jewish and a memberof the Dutch resistance--and thus in danger--brings her closer to accepting her own feelings. First published in 1955 in the Netherlands, Dola de Jong'sThe Tree and the Vine was a groundbreaking work in its time for its frank and sensitive depiction of the love between two women, now available in a new translation.


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  • : 9781945492341
  • : Transit Books
  • : Transit Books
  • : May 2020
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dola de Jong; Kristen Gehrman (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 839.3/1362
  • : 150