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Dan Westerlin’s Forbidden Romance Set in Feudal Japan to Be Displayed at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2023

At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2023, dozens of large, global publishers are expected to gather to talk major licensing deals and chart the future of their industry. And at the same time, thousands of books will be on exhibit, each written by authors from all over the world. Dan Westerlin’s “The Hollander” is among those whose story goes back in time. Set in feudal Japan, the novel details the contrasting cultures of East and West on the historical isle of Dejima.

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Westerlin has managed the pivot from action thriller to historical romance with remarkable aplomb. His vivid characters evolve organically with the story, the plot is well paced. I find his dialogue particularly well done. All in all, a polished, interesting, and highly readable novel. – Rod Perry

The Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) is a large literary event that features no small number of cross-cultural ideas in the form of countless books. These include books on different languages, tour guides to famous locales, cookbooks on various cuisines, and more.

Equally attractive are the wide variety of novels that let readers explore not only different countries but also significant parts of their history. In this regard, Dan Westerlin delivers a very unique story with “The Hollander: Forbidden Love in Feudal Japan.”

Set in 1851, “The Hollander” follows the story of newlywed Hendrik de Wolfe. Across Europe, the industrial revolution is making sweeping changes, but fate soon sends Hendrik on a different path. As a representative of the Dutch East India Trading Company, he is assigned to a place that has been proverbially trapped in time.

For as his part of the world is experiencing immense innovation and progress, the island nation of Japan remains closed off from the rest of the globe and, for his next assignment, Hendrik is to be relocated to the only place where foreign contact and trade are even remotely permitted: the lone small island of Dejima located in Nagasaki.

What will he find in a place where the West meets East, in a time where they have otherwise spent whole centuries cut off?

For those visiting the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse), they can learn more about the Hollander’s trials and triumphs in Sakoku-era Japan by checking out Dan Westerlin’s “The Hollander: Forbidden Love in Feudal Japan” at the self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet’s exhibit – Booth 6.0 A32. The book fair is slated for October 18-22, 2023, at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The book is available on Amazon.

“The Hollander: Forbidden Love in Feudal Japan”
Author | Dan Westerlin
Published date | December 3, 2017
Publisher | Self
Genre | Historical Fiction

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