by Pija Lindenbaum

She is an ordinary woman with an office job and a husband and a grown-up child. But something is off. Suddenly she finds herself in a state where everything feels foreign to her.

Everyday meetings and situations become weird and intrusive. So one day she leaves her home and her work and barricades herself in a borrowed flat where she cuts off the outside world. Throws away her mobile phone and her computer. And gets a dog. Now it’s just her and the dog.

The much-loved children’s book creator Pija Lindenbaum has finally made her debut as a novelist with a suggestive short novel about a middle-aged woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Lindenbaum’s precise prose in short scenes screws itself in and down into a story with both comical and gripping blackness.

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