Jaap Van der Zwan book “Brackish Water”: a moving non-fiction story about the harsh fishing empire, Hollandia, built by his powerful Dutch ancestors during a time of war.

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New book “Brackish Water” from Page Publishing author Jaap Van der Zwan is a captivating story that shines light on the cold and grim life of a fisherman. Set in the quaint fishing capital of Scheveningen, readers will follow the drama that surrounds the Van der Zwan family has they deal with the ever changing fishing industry and the approaching danger of Nazi Germany.

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Jaap Van der Zwan, a man filled with passion, has completed his newest book “Brackish Water”: a gripping and potent tale bound by suspense as one family fights for their livelihood with passion and treason, sorrow and courage to achieve their dream, or die trying.

“Brackish Water leads its readers to the cold and hard life of the fishermen at sea and the longing that accompany their wives and children as they brave the waters of the North Sea and beyond – be it in wartime or peacetime.” says Jaap Van der Zwan.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Jaap Van der Zwan’s poignant tale of a family’s life long struggles and sweet successes interrupted by war and drama are sure to catch the reader’s heart.

Van der Zwan’s first piece in his trilogy reveals the political influences the Van der Zwan family cultivates and exercises to ensure that the heart of the herring industry survives during the Great Depression. It extensively describes the destruction of a traditional, closed society by ambitious politicians and greedy real estate developers, who wanted, without any scruples, to turn a small fishing village into a fashionable, international seaside resort.

The youngest son, who on his father’s deathbed, receives complete control over the company. However, he has to take an oath that he would do whatever was in his power to make the company safe and prosperous. The oldest son, married to the daughter of a noble German family, is an embittered person over his father’s decision to hand over control of the company to his younger brother. He gets more and more involves with the German Nazi Party.

The dramatic events take place in the mighty family of ship owners, amidst the time that international, political, and economical developments in Europe advance during the Interbellum period (1919-1939) and the impending rise of The Third Reich, which would lead to the Second World War.

Readers who wish to experience this eventful and mesmerizing work can purchase “Brackish Water” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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