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The Way of a Boy: A Memoir of Java [Paperback]

Ernest Hillen

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Book Description

May 6 2008

On a sunny day in 1942, Ernest Hillen’s peaceful and comfortable childhood on a tea plantation in Java came to an abrupt end—forever altered by the Japanese invasion of Indonesia. Forcibly removed from their homes and separated from their relatives and friends, the Dutch colonists in Java were interned in Japanese prison camps where filth, disease, starvation, overcrowding, and brutality soon became a way of life. For 3½ years, Ernest lived the life of a prisoner of war. Told through the eyes of a 7-year-old child, The Way of a Boy is the moving account of the struggle of civilian POWs to endure, with dignity, humour, and courage, the humiliating and debilitating conditions of war.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada (May 6 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143168517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143168515
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ernest Hillen was born in Holland but moved, with his family, to Indonesia when he was three. During the Second World War, he spent three and a half years in Japanese prison camps in Java. He immigrated to Canada in 1952. He has written for and edited major Canadian magazines including Maclean's and Saturday Night. Ernest Hillen is also the author of The Way of a Boy, and its sequel, Small Mercies: A Boy after War.

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