My Year in the No-Man'S-Bay by Peter Handke

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In his latest novel, acclaimed author Peter Handke tells the story of an Austrian writer who explores the world and describes his many severed relationships--ranging from a fragile connection with his son to a failed marriage to a doomed love with a former Miss Yugoslavia. This is a mysterious, haunting work, considered somewhat autobiographical.

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Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria in 1942. His many works include The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (FSG, 1972), A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (FSG, 1975), Slow Homecoming (FSG, 1985), Absence (FSG, 1990), The Jukebox and Other Essays on Storytelling (FSG, 1994), and most recently, My Year in the No-Man's-Bay (FSG, 1998).
Published August 1, 1998 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 468 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Rueful memories of separation from his wife Ana (“the woman from Catalonia”) and son Valentin (who’s inherited his father’s restlessness) are juxtaposed against other recollections of the narrator’s past, political and literary ruminations (we learn a great deal about what are presumably Handke’s...

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