A mystical Javan prince and a promiscuous wife are twin challenges to Dutch Commissioner Van Oudijck's seemingly impregnable authority. As he struggles to maintain control of his district and his family, ancient local traditions reassert their influence and colonial power begins to disintegrate. Set at the height of Dutch colonial rule in the East Indies, this classic of Dutch literature portrays the clash between Western rationalism and indigenous mysticism through an evocative and sensual narrative.
Thirteen-year-old Martin Anderson is a problem child. Having been kicked out of every school he's ever attended, Martin is now facing his last chance--the Edgeview Alternative School, a place populated entirely by misfit students. Martin soon befriends a group of other students and is amazed to discover that each posses a unique psychic ability. Will Martin be able to persuade his friends to put their "hidden talents" to use?
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres