Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 140
Weight: 135 g
Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 10 mm
A book that truly breathes... It can break, haunt and stir you... Haasse has a fine, exact way with her story... Mesmerisingly lovely and then suddenly shocking; you have to react. After 60 or more years, and in a quite different world, it is still a wake-up call... Perfect - S"cotsman"
Distinguished, composed with intense concentration, with a cruel heart-breaking climax and a brave, passionate coda... [It] demands several readings... Immaculately constructed -"Times Literary Supplement"
An understated little gem of a book and this fresh and vibrant translation is an event worthy of a wholehearted welcome -" New Internationalist"
A translation as fresh as any Booker nominee... beautifully judged and a genuinely intriguing insight into the end of a European empire - "Big Issue""