The Last Summer

Ricarda Huch

Ricarda Huch, once revered as the ‘first lady of Germany’ by Thomas Mann, is all but unknown in this country. So hurrah for Peirene, a tiny but perfectly formed publishing house, for producing the first publication in English of this short, epistolary thriller: it’s the early C20th, and a well-to-do St Petersburg family has withdrawn to the country to escape political unrest, ignorant of the viper in their bosom… A deliciously languid form of suspense.

Edition: Paperback Peirene Press Ltd 01/02/2017