A romantic young woman finds herself confronted by a moral dilemma— with tragic consequences.
While staying with her aunt at a fashionable spa, Else receives an unexpected telegram from her mother, begging her to save her father from debtor's jail. The only way out, it seems, is to approach an elderly acquaintance in order to borrow money from him. Through this telegram, Else is forced into the reality of a world entirely at odds with her romantic imagination – with horrific consequences.
Translated by F.H. Lyon
Cover illustration by Fontaine Anderson
Published 15 October 2012