Pages tight and clean. Edges of boards and DJ have light shelfwear. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library book with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 228 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1983. ISBN: 0879234741. This arresting contemporary novel is the story of Erika Hertz, one of those magnetic German Jewish intellectuals driven from Germany by the Nazis who becames a legend in America. ""Admirable,"" the word Erika accepts for herself, is taken from an academic's compliment and turned over and over in this autobiographical narrative as if it were a diamond suspected of flaws.