Set in the rich fabric of occupied Denmark during the Second World War, Kluger’s new novel brings an oft-forgotten area of the 20th century’s seminal conflict to life, painting a vivid picture of Danes’ day-to-day life and the tormentingly delicate balance citizens attempted to find between collaboration and annihilation. A departure from Kluger’s past works, including the critically acclaimed nonfiction books Simple Justice and Ashes to Ashes, Hamlet’s Children (Scarlet Tanager Books) tells the story of a young American’s experience amid the complexities of Nazi occupation and the struggle between complicity and resistance, all while attempting to create a new home in a strange land in one of the bleakest times in modern history.