The Empress and the Cake (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
172
Utgivningsdatum
2016-09-19
Förlag
Peirene Press Ltd
Översättare
Jamie Bulloch
Originalspråk
German
Dimensioner
198 x 127 x 17 mm
Vikt
250 g
ISBN
9781908670304
The Empress and the Cake (häftad)

The Empress and the Cake

Häftad Engelska, 2016-09-19
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An elderly lady offers a young woman a piece of cake. She accepts. The lady resembles the Austrian Empress Elisabeth and lives with her servant in an apartment full of bizarre souvenirs. More invitations follow. A seemingly harmless visit to the museum turns into a meticulously planned raid to steal a royal cocaine syringe. Without realizing, the young woman has become the lady's accomplice. Does she realize she is losing control? ----- Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'On the surface this is a clever, thriller-cum-horror story of three women and their descent into addiction, crime and madness. And at times it's very funny. But don't be fooled. The book also offers an exploration of the way the mind creates its own realities and - quite often - deludes us into believing that we control what is actually controlling us. Uncanny, indeed.' Meike Ziervogel, Publisher
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'Linda Stift breaks the world down into frightening fragments. Impressive.' TAZ ------ 'Such a wicked psychothriller can only come from Vienna.' KULTURSPIEGEL ------ 'The reader finds themselves in the situation of Kafka's Josef K: drifting towards the inevitable.' LITERATURKRITIK.DE

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Linda Stift in an Austrian writer. She was born in 1969 and studied Philosophy and German literature. She lives in Vienna. Her first novel, Kingpeng, was published in 2005. She has won numerous awards and was nominated for the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in 2009.