Trans Europe Express by Elizabeth Lopeman

Trans Europe Express by Elizabeth Lopeman

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"I devoured these six stories. At last, a fresh and powerful American voice fully engaged with the wider world—Elizabeth Lopeman writes with an urgent cosmopolitanism that is as knowing as it is rare today. Trans Europe Express is a sharp and sober examination of the appeal, disappointment, and utter disarray that life abroad entails." —Thomas Chatterton Williams, author of Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd

"Lopeman masterfully renders the allure of the expat life and the internal territories discovered and conquered by women far from all that is familiar to them. Trans Europe Express is a seductive, atmospheric, and intoxicating read, and, like the greatest affairs, the stories in this collection are full of intrigue and beauty." —Patricia Engel, author of It's Not Love, It's Just Paris

“In the world Lopeman creates in her debut story collection Trans Europe Express, unexpected imagery pops and beauty dazzles. Her characters are trenchant, tender, and tough. They are travelers, artists, and seekers like you, dear reader, hoping to be jolted by the new, the old, the real, and the fake, while taking that sublime adventure—life—by the throat.”
—Mary Rechner, author of Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women


Elizabeth Lopeman's writing on art and design has appeared in Sculpture, American CraftFiberArts, and Bitch, and her fiction has appeared in Propeller and DrainTrans Europe Express is her first book of fiction. She lives in Munich.