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THE GOALIE'S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK  by Peter Handke

THE GOALIE'S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK by Peter Handke

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  • Softcover
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • ISBN: 9780374531065
The first of Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke's novels to be published in English, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick is a true modern classic that "portrays the…breakdown of a murderer in ways that recall Camus's The Stranger" (The New York Times).

The self-destruction of a soccer goalie turned construction worker who wanders aimlessly around a stifling Austrian border town after pursuing and then murdering, almost unthinkingly, a female movie cashier is mirrored by Handke's use of direct, sometimes fractured prose that conveys "at its best a seamless blend of lyricism and horror seen in the runes of a disintegrating world" (
Boston Sunday Globe).