Gilgi, One of Us

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Gilgi knows where she’s going in life: she’s ambitious, determined and fearless. She’s not even derailed when her parents drop a massive bombshell on her twenty-first birthday. But then she meets the charming but aimless Martin, and for the first time, Gilgi finds herself blown bewilderingly and dangerously off-course. Set in Cologne against the backdrop of rising Nazism, Irmgard Keun’s astonishing debut electrified Weimar Germany. With its frank exploration of sex, abortion, work and love, it feels as fresh today as when it first appeared.

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A brilliant, bestselling feminist novel from Weimar Germany, from the author of Child of All Nations

‘A formidable literary talent … Sharp yet naïve, Gilgi is utterly human’ Irish Times

Gilgi knows where she’s going in life: she’s ambitious, focused and determined, even when her boss tries it on with her, even when her parents reveal a terrible secret on her twenty-first birthday. Then she meets the charming but feckless Martin and, for the first time, Gilgi finds herself bewilderingly and dangerously derailed. Irmgard Keun’s electrifying debut was an instant sensation in Weimar Germany, with its frank, fearless exploration of sex, work and love.
Translated by Geoff Wilkes

‘How contemporary the novel feels, with its portrait of a woman fighting to maintain control over her life and her body’ The New York Times

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Weight 0.145 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

240 .

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

833.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K