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About the Author
Helga Ruebsamen was born in 1934 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and spent her early childhood on Java. In 1939 her family traveled to Europe, and they stayed in The Hague throughout the war. She worked as a journalist for Het Vaderland, a newspaper in The Hague, before becoming a freelance writer. She is the author of five collections of short stories and two previous novels. The Song and the Truth is her first work to be published in English.