In the Dutch Mountains - Cees Nooteboom; Alberto Manguel; Alberto Manguel; Adrienne Dixon; Adrienne Dixon (Paperback) 04-07-2013
A morose provincial inspector of roads in Aragon settles down to write the fable of the Snow Queen. The Netherlands has now been stretched into a vast country with Northern flatlands and hazardous Alpine ranges in the south. Kai and Lucia are circus illusionists, and when Kai is kidnapped, Lucia must rescue him from the Snow Queen's palace. In the Dutch Mountains is an elegantly constructed story within a story, laced with the wit that characterises the work of this outstanding European writer.