In an arresting series of images, the story of a young woman's tragic, often violent, life unfolds. Follow her as she lives out her destiny through seventeen chapters, including Childhood, The Father, The Mother, Service, Love, Vengeance, The Seducer, and The Crime. Each visual dimension of her world is a riveting discovery. In the style of genre masters Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward, Nückel's graphic novel pulses with movement and a vivid unspoken life. No words are needed to accompany the 188 stark black-and-white illustrations: the pictures speak for themselves. This stunning pictorial narrative, open to endless interpretation, is charged with a page-turning power by each memorable and hypnotic drawing.