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The time is an unspecified modernity, the place possibly Europe. Absence follows four nameless people -- the old man, the woman, the soldier, and the gambler -- as they journey to a desolate wasteland beyond the limits of an unnamed city. "A remarkably abstract book even for the very abstract Handke ...Slippery but engrossing work, silkily translated." - Kirkus Reviewsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 127 x 198.12 x 7.62mm | 158.76g
  • Farrar Straus Giroux
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprinted from.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0374527636
  • 9780374527631
  • 778,628

About Peter Handke

Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942. He is the author of books, plays and screenplays, including the novel Crossing the Sierra de Gredos (FSG, 2007) and the nonfiction work Don Juan - His Own Version (FSG, 2010).show more

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57 ratings
3.4 out of 5 stars
5 21% (12)
4 28% (16)
3 28% (16)
2 16% (9)
1 7% (4)
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