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Publication Date: Jun 14, 2011

216 pp


List Price US: $10.99

ISBN: 978-1-59051-453-5


List Price US: $20.99

ISBN: 978-1-59051-454-2

Trim Size: 5.00 x 7.90 x 0.60 in.

The Artificial Silk Girl

A Novel

by Irmgard Keun Translated by Kathie von Ankum

“A highly original, extremely stylish novel…The narrator is a young woman whose irreverent and funny voice you will not easily forget.” —Daniel Kehlmann, New York Times Book Review

“A young girl navigates interwar German society and the expectations—or lack thereof—placed upon women, in this poignant, melancholy novel from the late Keun…[This] heartbreaking story of dashed hopes is one that still has the power to affect and inspire.” —Publishers Weekly

“Damned by the Nazis, hailed by the feminists…a truly charming window into a young woman’s life in the early 1930s.” —Los Angeles Times

The Artificial Silk Girl follows Doris into the underbelly of a city that had once seemed all glamour and promise…Kathie von Ankum’s English translation will bring this masterwork to the foreground once more, giving a new generation the chance to discover Keun for themselves.” —

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