Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2019-03-28
ISBN 13: 0241382971
Total Pages : 208 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (241 users download)
Summary Book and excerpt The Artificial Silk Girl :
Download or Read book The Artificial Silk Girl written by Irmgard Keun and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2019-03-28 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: 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.