- Les Boites a Bulles (France)
About the book
Since 1982, when The Assault by Harry Mulisch was first published, 750,000 copies have been sold in the Netherlands and Flemish-speaking Belgium alone. Internationally the book was highly praised and met with commercial success in many countries. In 1986 the film adaption of the book was awarded the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film – a first in Dutch cinematic history. In May 2015 a colourful and idiosyncratic graphic novel will be published, based on this modern classic. Awardwinning artist Milan Hulsing manages to combine Harry Mulisch’s lucid narrative with dark but often colourful drawings that perfectly reflect the atmosphere of this richly rewarding book. The Assault tells the exciting and tragic story of Anton Steenwijk, who loses his father, mother and brother at a young age in a German reprisal for the killing of a policeman. In adult life he seeks out those involved in an effort to discover what really happened.