Greed is the story of Kurt Janisch, an ambitious but frustrated country policeman, and the lonely women he seduces. It is a thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, where the investigation of a dead girl’s body in a lake leads to the discovery of more than a single crime. In
her signature style, Jelinek chronicles the exploitative nature of relations between men and women, and the cruelties of everyday life.
About the Author
Works by Elfriede Jelinek include The Piano Teacher (2002), Women as Lovers (1995), Lust (1993), and Wonderful, Wonderful Times (1990), all translated by P.J. Blumenthal and published by Serpent's Tail Press. She has received over twenty literary prizes and awards in addition to winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004.
Martin Chalmers (1948 2014) was a Berlin-based translator from Glasgow. He translated some of the best-known German-language writers, including Herta Muller, Elfriede Jelinek, and Hans Magnus Enzensberger.