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A fat girl is standing in the library. She doesn’t want books, but she does want sandwiches . Who is this stupid, fat girl? Marie Luise Kaschnitz’s modern classic about the curses of the past.
Boozing, snogging, chewing the fat, riding to the Black Sea on a Vespa and fishing for rockets from the bridge on New Year’s Eve… A chronicle an “it’s complicated” relationship in 31 dazzling micro-chapters.
“Yes, I dance, he said while dancing, I dance all the time, as long as I dance I’m alive, because life is one big dance, you go around and around and get dizzy. And don’t you dance?”
“It wasn’t love and it wasn’t the saw and it wasn’t a fear of being alone that kept me there: it was wanting to know the end of the story, and wanting the end to be happy.”
The most important thing for a mother is to know her daughter is more than a dress on the ironing board, helpless before the iron. A modern classic about motherhood against all odds.
Julie goes to Africa to volunteer in a women’s shelter and give them sewing classes. Her complacency and naivety lead to a deadly disaster.
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