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Written by Elfriede JelinekAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elfriede Jelinek
Translated by Martin ChalmersAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Martin Chalmers

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: November 4, 2008
  • Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-58322-842-5 (1-58322-842-X)
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is the story of Kurt Janisch, an ambitious but frustrated country policeman, and the lonely women he seduces. It is a thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, where the investigation of a dead girl’s body in a lake leads to the discovery of more than a single crime. In her signature style, Jelinek chronicles the exploitative nature of relations between men and women, and the cruelties of everyday life.

“Jelinek gives us a starling glimpse…of what women are, as well as answering Freud’s question, ‘What do women want?’ It is neither gentle nor sweet nor safe nor reasonable — just true.” — Lucy Ellmann, The Guardian (UK)