The Goalie's Anxiety At The Penalty Kick
by Peter Handke
translated by Michael Roloff
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).
Paperback: 133 pages
Product Dimensions: 129 x 205 mm
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux