“I sat down to read Hanna’s novel—brilliantly translated from the Dutch by Emma Rault—and was so gripped, I couldn’t put it down.” — Ansa Khan Khattak, commissioning editor at Picador UK
When Kayleigh finds herself struggling financially, she applies for a job as a content moderator for an online platform whose name she isn’t allowed to mention. Her responsibility: reviewing which offensive videos, pictures and rants need to be removed. It’s gruelling work. Kayleigh and her colleagues see the most horrifying things on their screens every day, and the platform’s guidelines are a minefield. And yet Kayleigh feels like she’s in the right place. She finds kinship with the team of moderators and, when she falls in love with her colleague Sigrid, the future seems bright. Or does it?