By the award-winning author of The Twin. On a hot summer's day in June 1969 everyone in the village gathered to welcome Queen Juliana. It would have been an unforgettable day of celebration if only the baker hadn't been running late with his deliveries and kcked down little Hanne with his brand-new VW van. Years later, Jan arrives on a hot day in June in order to tidy his sister's grave, and is overcome again with grief and silent fury. Isn't it finally time to get to the bottom of things? June traces in spellbinding, tender detail how the ripples from one tragic incident spread through a community, a family and down the generations. Illuminating . (Independent). Exceptional . (Irish Times).
Gerbrand Bakker worked as a subtitler for nature films before becoming a gardener. His debut novel The Twin won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In 2013 his novel, The Detour, won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.