In this intricately plotted book, Fing's loving but fractious family moves into a new house outside of town and gradually discovers a “tragical tragedy” concerning the mysterious man living in the hedge.  Combining elements of historical fiction, mystery and magical realism with large doses of humor, this book enthralls.


Published by Enchanted Lion Books. Originally published in Dutch in 2004 as "Negen Open Armen."

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