Sydney Van Damm loves living among foreigners: having escaped Germany and his boyhood memories of World War II, he makes a life as a translator in Paris. There he meets Angela, an American expatriate who becomes his wife. Their marriage is brushed by tragedy, and in the turbulent seventies and eighties, as the new Europe is born, Sydney gets involved in an East German scam that comes crashing down around him.

The Translator 1999, Mariner Books, Boston

ISBN-13: 9780395957660

Trade paperback

The Translator 1992, Ivy Books

ISBN-13: 9780804110228

Mass-market paperback