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Look at Me

Translated by Imogen Taylor

Katharina’s husband isn’t coming home for the weekend—again—so she’s on her own. When their chaotic daughter Helli has a nosebleed, Kat has to dash off to school to pick her up.

Then their son, Alex, announces he’s bringing his new girlfriend home for the first time. Kat’s best friend from college is coming around tonight too, and she’s wondering if she should try to seduce him—but first she needs to do the shopping, the vacuuming and the laundry, deal with an exploding clothes-dryer, find their neighbour’s severed thumb in the front yard and catch a couple of escaped rodents.

When she’s got all that sorted, perhaps she’ll have time to think about the thing she’s been trying not to think about—the lump she’s just found in her breast. Because you can’t just die and leave a huge mess for someone else to clean up…can you? And wasn’t there supposed to be more to life than this?

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Mareike Krügel
About the Author

Mareike Krügel lives in Schleswig-Holstein with her husband and their two children. She has received numerous literary awards, including the Friedrich Hebbel Prize. Look at Me is her fourth novel, and the first to be translated into English.

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Extent:
288pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
26 February 2018
ISBN:
9781925603354
AU Price:
$29.99
NZ Price:
$37.00
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Praise for Mareike Krügel
andLook at Me

‘For all the chaos of Katharina’s life and for all the humour of her narrative voice, this well-written and surprisingly complex novel has an unexpected gravitas.’

‘Funny, moving and thought-provoking.’

‘A quirky ride that masterfully blends a sardonic sense of humour with a deeply embedded fear of mortality.’

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  • Look at Me
    ebook
    ISBN: 9781925626391
    26 February 2018
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