"One of those rare novels. . . . Sparkling and funny as well as
intelligently thoughtful."-Tessa Hadley
"A tender portrait of a feisty little girl lost."-"The
Susannah's older boyfriend, Jason, is the perfect foil to her
student lifestyle. He can support her while she studies, leaving
her free to take her philosophy degree seriously and dabble in the
social and sexual freedom of university life in the 1970s.
Things become complicated when she begins an affair with her
fellow student, Rob. Faced with an impossible dilemma, Susannah
seeks help from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger.
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