• A gem of novel, a bittersweet delight ... Keun brilliantly conveys both the decadence and the despair of late-era Weimar Germany ... Expertly translated by Geoff Wilkes

    Herald Scotland
  • I was struck by how contemporary the novel feels ... A female Times reviewer in 1932 noted that 'countless hard-working, industrious, healthy young girls recognized themselves in the heroine'. I suspect many members of our #MeToo generation will do so as well

    The New York Times
  • The overwhelming power of Keun's work lies in her surprisingly raw, witty, and resonant feminine voices


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