The Left-Handed Woman by Peter Handke

"The Left-Handed Woman" is a poignant, introspective novel that explores the life of a woman who decides to live alone after her husband leaves on a business trip. She attempts to find her own identity and independence by distancing herself from her usual social circles, including her young son. The novel is a deep dive into her thoughts, feelings, and experiences as she navigates her new life, offering a profound exploration of solitude and self-discovery.

The 2517th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 150

Since this book was first published in 1976, there is a penalty of 3.2%. The age adjusted score is 145.2.

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