A Bed in Heaven

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Soho Press, 2003 - Fiction - 120 pages
4 Reviews
Narrated by Kata, daughter of a Jew who fled Budapest early in World War II for the presumed safety of Amsterdam, this novel is divided into three parts, Earth and Bed, set in Budapest in 1995 at Kata's father's funeral, and Heaven, set in the past.
During the Occupation, a Dutch woman, Ida Flinck, had hidden her father. They were in love, but she was compelled to sleep with a German officer to protect him. When Kata meets a young man named Stefan in 1965, she is strangely drawn to him. They spend a night together in a bed with two other people, but Kata remains a virgin. Later she discovers that Stefan, thought to be the son of the German officer, is in fact her half brother.
Only thirty years later, are they finally able to fulfill the passion they feel for one another.

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User Review  - Darinka - Goodreads

Oh how I've cried over some beautiful writings in this book. It's written so beautifully, the way she can describe emotion, mental conditions, moments; it's just incredible. The story was beautiful ... Read full review

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User Review  - Don - Goodreads

Slim volume about an unusual relationship consummated in Budapest and the preceding history. Something of a distaff version of "The Stranger," its opening paragraph talks of a parent's death, "Today ... Read full review

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Tessa De Loo was born in The Netherlands and writes in Dutch. She lives in Portugal and Paris.

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