She Used to Be Perfect

She Used to Be Perfect

She Used to Be Perfect

Elte Rauch

Veere Wachter is a woman approaching 40 who lives with her boyfriend in Amsterdam. Her balanced life is unexpectedly swept into turmoil when she becomes captivated by Jane, an alluring young singer. The obsession with Jane grows stronger when Veere is confronted with a threatening diagnosis. Suddenly she is compelled to reconsider her own femininity and sexuality, things she had previously taken for granted.

She Used to Be Perfect is a book about the search for harmony - trying to find a balance between doing what is expected of you and following your secret desires.

For the readers of Adrian Mole, Anaïs Nin, Bridget Jones and Virginia Woolf!

“The diary format filled to the brim with literary references gives this strong and relatable debut wings.” – Zin Magazine

“Veere Wachter is a headstrong, amiable character, funny, well-read and harrowingly honest. Rauch’s debut novel is a marvellous, life-affirming fictional diary.” – Parool

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