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About the book
For half a century Jan Cremer tries to find out about his real family background. It has always been concealed from him. He knew he had a father who was caught in a web of Wanderlust, a longing for far-off places, a feeling that led him further and further from house and home and in 1937 took him to Budapest, where he met the self-willed ballerina Rozsá Csordás Szomerkay, nineteen at the time, who became Jan Cremer’s. It is not until 2011, on finding documents that she left, that Cremer gets to know more about his origins. In a subdued style he investigates the origins of his parents’ turbulent life and its tragic outcome. Odyssey is a fascinating book, one that throws a bright and merciless light on the Netherlands of before, during and after the Second World War.