Eleonore Frey conjures up the world of a seventeen-year-old girl. It is an insecure, perilous, small yet complete world portrayed with sympathy from a distant, slightly ironic angle.
»Gerstl’s language is part of a universal, urban but equally provincial and Viennese world of fantasy, thoughts and reality.« (Thomas Rothschild)
A fearless novel from 1929: Mela Hartwig debates the gender theories on a level with the contradictions of her time and manages to unsettle her audience even 80 years later.
»If someone is scared of getting older, they should try Grenzland Zwischenland. Who relates old age to anxiety and despair will not find better words of comfort.« (Karl-Markus Gauss, SZ)