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The left-handed woman

By: Handke, Peter

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Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
024145767X / 9780241457672
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20 cm 80 pages
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Reprint. Translated from the German This translation originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978.

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE'One of Europe's great writers' Karl Ove KnausgaardOne evening Marianne, a suburban housewife living in an identikit bungalow, is struck by the realization that her husband will leave her.

Whether at that moment, or in years to come, she will be deserted.

So she sends him away, knowing she must fend for herself and her young son.

As she adjusts to her disorienting new life alone, what she thought was fear slowly starts to feel like freedom. 'Knifelike clarity of evocation ... Handke is a kind of nature poet, a romantic whose exacerbated nerves cling like pained ivy to the landscape' John UpdikeTranslated by Ralph Manheim


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FYT Fiction in translation

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