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  • Published: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241382967
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

The Artificial Silk Girl




A hilarious, tragic novel about a would-be movie star in 1920s Berlin, from the author of Child of All Nations.

Doris is going to be a big star. Wearing a stolen fur coat and recently fired from her office job, she takes an all-night train to Berlin to make it in the movies. But what she encounters in the city is not fame and fortune, but gnawing hunger, seedy bars, and exploitative men - and as Doris sinks ever lower, she resorts to desperate measures to survive. Very funny and intensely moving, this is a dazzling portrait of roaring Berlin in the 1920s, and a poignant exploration of the doomed pursuit of fame and glamour.

  • Published: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241382967
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

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