This excerpt from Marlene Streeruwitz's new novel—followed by an English translation—features the writer's unique stylistic expression. Entfernung. chronicles the life of a woman on the brink of destruction, since Selma Bechthold experiences globalization as a personal attack that threatens her very identity. Fear becomes reality when a terrorist attack paralyzes London. In order to survive, she must find her own truth, a process in which language plays an integral part.