Crossing the Sierra de Gredos: A Novel

Peter Handke

On the outskirts of a northwestern eu riverport urban lives a robust lady banker, a public determine popular and hated in equivalent degree, who has determined to show from the worlds of excessive finance and smooth lifestyles to embark on a quest. Having commissioned a recognized author to adopt her "authentic" biography, she trips during the Spanish Sierra de Gredos and the sector of los angeles Mancha to fulfill him. As she travels via allterrain motor vehicle, bus, and eventually strolling, the anonymous protagonist encounters 5 manner stations that turn into the stuff of her biography and the biography of the trendy global, a global within which real photos and unmediated reviews were exploited and falsified through commercialization and through the voracious mass media.
In this visionary novel, Peter Handke deals descriptions of gadgets, relationships, and occasions that educate readers a renewed method of seeing; he creates a wealth of pictures to switch these misplaced to conference and conformity. Crossing the Sierra de Gredos can also be a really human e-book of craving and the traditional quest for
love, peopled with memorable characters (from a number of old classes) and imbued with Handke's inimitable skill to painting common, inner-worldly adventures that mix previous, destiny, current, and dreamtime.

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